Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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...

"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.... In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity."
~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866
Welcome to the first Nature Nerd Wednesday of 2016! I'm going to keep it short and sweet as we kick off the New Year, and share this breathtaking film from Nature365, which was posted on New Year's Eve. This film perfectly captures the stark beauty of winter by focusing on the utter darkness of nighttime and the cold glitter of billions of stars flung across the heavens. So mesmerizing and lovely.

Nature 365: December 31, 2015 from FollowFocus on Vimeo.

Wintertime is a great season to get outdoors and do some stargazing, with longer nights and cold temperatures that bring a clarity to the night sky uncommon at other times of the year. Bundle up, grab some hot chocolate, and find a dark space outdoors to look up and admire the beauty overhead.

Good news for us fans of Nature365... it appears that the series of daily nature films will continue through this year as well! Sign up to receive daily videos in your inbox or catch up on the latest films by visiting the Nature365 website.


  1. Thank you for sharing that lovely little slice of stars and sky. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks for reading, Jill! :) A very Happy New Year to you too!