Friday, May 20, 2016

The Rhythm of the Earth







I find comfort in the rhythm of the earth, it never seems to let me down. I hold tight to the knowledge that no matter how cold and dark winter is, spring will come with it's light, colour and warmth. In the heat of summer when the sun feels relentless and the earth is dry I know that soon autumn rains and winds will show up bringing with it a vibrant show of colour. You see no matter what is going on, I can trust that Mother Nature will continue to move through each season, showing up as herself, no apologies, no regrets. The trees will bud, the leaves will unfurl, the lilacs and apple blossoms will bloom. The sun will shine, the rain will fall, and in between the wind will blow, and the skies will share the most beautiful cloud images. I don't have to hope these things will happen, I just know they will. It's magic, in a way, beautiful magic that never ceases to amaze me.

This week Mother Nature's magic took my breath away. You would think after 19 years on this land, 19 years of moving through the rhythms of Mother Nature, there would no longer be those moments of awe and wonder, but you are wrong. Yet again she took my breath away as I stepped into the woods on my neighbours land and the forest floor was covered in trillium. I am well aware that the trillium blooms this time of year, I look forward to it every single spring, but nothing quite prepares me for the first walk in the woods when the ground is covered in endless white. It is stunning, and always feels like such a gift.

I stood on this land, among the trillium, and instantly felt calm and peace. I breathed in the scent of spring that fills the forest this time of year. I looked across the woods, and as far as my eye could see the trillium grew. I heard the happy song of a variety of birds, and the drumming of a ruffed grouse. I touched the earth with my hand, and felt the power and strength of something much bigger than I.

Nearby, the chatter of my little man and his friend made me smile. They, too, see the magic and awe of the trillium, recalling memories of blooming trillium from years past, and finding beauty in each individual flower. Gratitude flows from my heart as I stand there among the beauty of Mother Nature, children laughing and engaged in the wonder of the woods, and yet again, I find myself wrapped in the comfort of the rhythm of the earth.

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  1. What a beautiful spot with all of the trillium blooming!!!

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    1. It is, I feel very lucky to be able to witness this gift every spring.

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  2. your flower post reminds me of visiting my in laws, every year in May. Their back field was filled with trilliums, so so so beautiful! My mother in law made sure no one walked or trampled on them :)

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    1. It certainly is. Such a gift to see them. So happy this post brings back memories for you Karen :)

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  3. Hello Kim. Even though I don't always leave a comment, I read every post you publish. I always find it amazing how beautifully you're able to write about the special connection you have with nature.
    Beautiful words and great pictures too.
    Wishing you a great long weekend. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Marcela, for your sweet and kind words. I have to admit that I am not always sure where those words come from, at times they just pour out and I am fortunate enough to be able to get them all written down.

      Thank you, so far the long weekend has been amazing. Hope you are enjoying yours too. xo

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  4. Beautiful thoughts, my friend. I love that carpet of white too. And I miss it here!

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. Such beauty found on the forest floor.

      You know, now that the nice weather is here, we should really make some plans to meet up....let me know. I would be happy to host you and your kiddos, I think we would all have a great time :)

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  5. That is a beautiful sight Kim, one that would make me stop and look too. Nature is wonderful isn't it, it never ceases to amaze me.

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    1. Thank you my friend. Yes, she is wonderful, and I am always amazed by and grateful for her gifts.

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  6. I think there's a magic in Spring, especially the suddenness of it - one week you go for a walk and the woods are green and tranquil and then around here they're suddenly flooded with bluebells and it all changes for a little while. I know what you mean about finding it comforting too :)

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    1. Yes, totally the same here. It is magic in action :)

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  7. The trillium are beautiful. You described the feeling of peace and calm perfectly and that is a feeling I feel every time my feet hit our nearby mountain trails. I hope that in the very near future I feel that way on our land. I didn't realize finding the "right" place would be so involved but the rhythm of the earth around you is so important.

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    1. I feel so blessed that we get to experience their beauty spring, after spring, after spring. Such a gift. I wish you all the best in finding that right place. It can be challenging, but the good news is once you find it your heart will sing out loud and you will know without a doubt that you have found it.

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  8. What an amazing sight to behold Kim. We don't have trillium here, at least I don't think so, if we do I don't recall ever seeing it.
    I hope your world has been filled with peace and calm. Life here has been stressful, but I keep seeking calm and that is my focus Much love!

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    1. It is stunning! I don't think you do Tracey, but I could be wrong. My world has been quite calm and peaceful these last few weeks, and it has been so good for my soul. There are of course still highs and lows, but I am feeling good as I move through them. I am sorry life is still stressful for you my friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers as you move through this time, and lots of love and big hugs. xo

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  9. I swear, every year Spring seems to get more and more amazing. Beautiful photos. xoxo

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    1. It certainly does :) Thank you my friend. xo

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  10. What a beautiful spot, nature is just unbelievably clever sometimes and Spring seems maybe the best of all times to appreciate her.

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    1. Oh she is, my friend, she is.

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  11. I remember you posting about these before. They truly are beautiful and I'm happy for the joys and peace they brought you. Shine

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    1. Yes, I think I share them every year :) Thank you. xo

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