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Warmth in Winter

Warmth in Winter

A simple Horehound Weed turns toward the sun as it begins to set, angling leaves and stems to catch the golden rays before they slip below the horizon and out of reach. The weed actively seeks out the sun and its warmth, rather than meekly accepting the chill that will soon settle with the night. It is uncomplicated this need, and the fulfillment of it. Somehow the weeds around us innately know to follow the light.

Every day,  whether it be in winter or summer, has the capacity to bestow us with  warmth if we allow ourselves to turn towards the source and soak it up. What should be an easy, natural state of mind can all too often get derailed by our irritations and distractions. Why do our days can get dominated by events and inner dialogues that overtake us and drive us to places of emotion and doubt that we’d never planned to visit? If we surrender to those places and linger there, we will get chilled. But if we follow the example of the weeds, and turn toward the light, we will grow and be warm. We will thrive. I wish for you today a day of warmth and growth!

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

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This entry was published on February 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm. It’s filed under Horehound, Leaves, Nature, Photography, Project 365, Sunlight, Weeds, winter and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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