In winter nature scapes, the most prominent leaves are the rusty shades of dry bracken, oak and beech. Those withered leaves that remained and decided to hold on, instead of falling to the ground to join the leaf crowd layer upon layer, are the few ones to admire for their courage not to give in to the elements, but remain where they are. These rusty orange colours have adorned the stark shades on my walks throughout winter. I’ve been grateful to greet the familiar leaf shapes in their withered winter forms. The fact that trees and plants continue to grow leaves in their seasonal cycles is a calming comfort to me. Knowing that after winter, spring will follow and the leaves will slowly unfurl from the buds and keep growing, while turning towards the sun, allows me to sense a seasonal rhythm and repetition that’s comforting.
Nature’s habitual ways throughout the seasons can be a sort of calming comfort, don’t you think?
This gorgeous photo was shot by @anniespratt and was made available via @unsplash.
Today is day 2 of #theremedyforwinter challenge talking about calming comfort with @littlepaperswan and @edinburghwithkids. - 1 day ago