Snow! At last, it finally feels like winter. When I woke up Sunday morning there was this muffled, muted feeling to the world. Living so close to a road, you notice when the sound is different straight away. Snow! I knew it. I hurried out into the garden to take a deep breath of frosty fresh air and cast a few footprints – who doesn’t like imprinting virgin snow?
This morning I de-iced the fountain where the birds come down to drink. There are some crows, unusual visitors to my garden, having a go at the remaining crabapples on the tree. Mrs Blackbird chips away at the fallen ones. Pigeons are at the ivy berries. A robin peers quizzically at the dog as he snuffles through the snow. White dog in a white garden – winter wonderland indeed. Just need a guy in a red suit…
But in the meantime, give yourself the gift of some mindful moments these holidays. If it all gets too much, just pause, take a deep breath and let it out slowly. See what you see. Hear what you hear. Feel what you feel as you breathe.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.