Golden Birch

Birch, golden with the rays of sunset.

After another week of downpours, I suppose we should be getting used to it by now!  We had one evening this week when the rain stopped and the sun came out, so I am glad I took the opportunity to get out.  This beautiful birch tree was catching the last rays of the sun, and seemed to be absolutely glowing. You wouldn’t believe it was gone 9.30pm, with so much light. There is an incredible amount of lichen on this tree too – a good sign of the air quality!

“The earth is so beautiful. We are beautiful also. We can allow ourselves to walk mindfully, touching the earth, our wonderful mother, with each step. We don’t need to wish our friends, ‘Peace be with you.’ Peace is already with them. We only need to help them cultivate the habit of touching peace in each moment.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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