Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ski lesson - 3.9 #sol16 Story Challenge

Henry David Thoreau wrote in his Journals, "Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand."

To that I say, "Maybe, Henry, but if Nature in its 'genius' had a hand in each fluffy flake that fell Monday night making for the exhilarating ski runs I enjoyed in Colorado's back country yesterday morning, then it was also Nature dialing up the sunlight that turned the same ethereal blanket into a thick layer of grabby mush by mid-day."

Nature's fashioning hand both works magic and wreaks havoc -- as evident on personal and global scales, plus everywhere in between.


4 comments:

  1. What have we done to Mother Nature? I don't think this current state of weather was in the master plan.

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  2. Mother Nature has her undies in a bunch this year. Tuesday of last week, we had a snow day after we were dumped on. Tuesday of this week? 70 degrees. She needs to just make up her mind already!

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  3. It's been quite a winter, hasn't it? I think I'm ready for Mother Nature to just usher spring in.

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  4. It's been weird. I think Barbara Suter's recent post was about the dog races in Alaska that have had to change and adapt because of global warming. It's all so scary, really.

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