Gray skies block the warmth of the sun. A parade of large white flakes gently drift to the ground. A soft blanket of fresh snow reveal our steps through the trail. Loud, abrupt calls of curious Northern Ravens interrupt the tranquil silence – their wings whistle as they pass overhead. From the darkness of the forest thickets comes the chatter of resilient & hardy Black-capped Chickadees. A White-tailed Deer snorts a strong breath, alarmed by our approach. We’re cold, tired and all alone. Yet, we can’t imagine a more beautiful place to be – a forest trail in St. Lawrence lowlands of Eastern Ontario. All is well, and life is good. We wish you all Joy, Peace, Love and Happiness in the New Year. Happy Holidays!
Tony & Nina
December 21, 2010