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Merry Christmas!

Part of Christmas is the giving of gifts.  One of the best gifts I could share is a reminder to enjoy and appreciate Nature as often as you can.  You can feed the birds in your garden or take a walk in the park.  You can hike a local canyon or plan a visit to a national park.  You can play with your pets or give a friend a bouquet of flowers.  How you interact with Nature is not the point.  The very act of embracing Nature can remind you of the wonder and hope of the season, of the miracle of life and rebirth evident in our natural world.

This time of year–with the hectic craziness that can take over the holidays–slowing down to find the spiritual connection available through Nature is especially important.  Of course, given visiting relatives and long drives and big meals and cold, cold, cold weather, it is not the easiest time to take that hike or stroll through the park.  Therefore, my gift to you is the following slide show that shares some of the beauty and wonder of Nature through photographs and quotes.

Along with this slide show, I wish you peace, joy and a great new year.  Perhaps a new year’s resolution could include making time for Nature as often as possible in your busy life.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "The Miracle of Nature: Christmas Gift 2016" (9)

  1. Merry Christmas, Patti. … and thanks for sharing the peace, beauty, and joy of nature in the outstanding images.

    • Merry Christmas, Frank! With the challenging year ahead, I wanted to start off remembering the wonder and hope of Nature. It will be a long four years.

  2. What a lovely message and fabulous slide show, Patti! Thank you for reminding us of the important things in life. May your New Year be filled with nature’s splendor.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful (and quite timely) reminder, Patti. May you indeed find peace and joy in nature in the year ahead. Merry belated Christmas to you!

    • Thanks for stopping by. We need the hope and wonder of Nature to help us be strong for the next four years–if we each do what we can, there is hope. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. I loved this. Thank you! Happy New Year!

  5. Joyful Christmas, Patti..and a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing the peace, magnificence, and delight of nature in the exceptional pictures…

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