"It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees." ~Wilson Flagg
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." ~Robert Louis Stevenson
"There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." ~ Minnie Aumonier
I love the trees of winter. Whether it's a Christmas tree, all decked out for the holiday...or the bare trees, silhouetted against the gorgeous winter sky at sunset...or branches encased with ice, sparkling in the sun...or birds lined up on a limb of a tree. They're all delightful and beautiful, each in their own way. You just have to take the time to stop and notice...and maybe take a picture or two along the way.
(p.s. I think I should have called these posts "Winter ABC's", since December has come & gone...oh well!)