Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Nature Nerd Wednesdays

Welcome to Nature Nerd Wednesdays, your mid-week nature break to reconnect with the calming, refreshing, and inspiring effects of nature. Take a deep breath and enjoy...

Snowy trees in the woods around my childhood home.
"The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake."
~Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The sound of snowfall in the forest is truly matchless in its serenity and sense of complete solitude. The insulating blanket of snow absorbs every noise, so the only thing to be heard is the tinkling, scratching, rustling sound of snowflakes settling all around. It's a singular sound that conjures many memories; of adventures in the mountains, sledding down steep hills, snow days when I got to stay home from school and play in the woods blanketed in deep white.

This Nature 365 film features a quiet forest and falling snow, plus the sweetest gray jay I've ever seen. When I first watched this film, I think my exact words were "OH MY GOD, SO FLUFFY!"

Take a look for yourself, turn up the volume, and escape to the peaceful, snowy woods:

Nature 365: March 10, 2015 from FollowFocus on Vimeo.

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