While I was out snowshoeing Sunday afternoon, I noticed this stem sticking out of the snow and went to take a closer look to see what it’s shadow would look like. A few years back I found a beautiful “heart” on the snow made from a branch and it’s shadow. Since then I’ve found a few others and I always look for “hearts” whenever I’m outside. Anyway, I found that when I looked at this stem and it’s shadow at the proper angle, it did indeed create a heart. I had already posted the other hearts I’ve found about a year ago, so I just made a collage of them to post here again. About 20 feet from this heart was where I was struck with the realization of just how blest I am in my life. I know several people who are very ill right now, some of them fighting for their very lives. Some of my friends at work just got laid off and I could possibly end up getting laid off myself in a few weeks, but for right now I’m still working and I’m very thankful for that. It just made me realize that the things I gripe about are so small compared to what other people are dealing with. These thoughts literally stopped me in my tracks, and I knelt down and prayed. After I stood up and continued on, I found this heart.
Monday morning I went out snowshoeing and there was quite a few tracks made by squirrels, mice and whatever little critters were scurrying around from tree to tree, and I noticed that these particular tracks look like hearts.
As I got near the house, I passed a branch sticking out of the snow, and as I took a closer look I realized that the branch and it’s shadow created another “heart” on the snow.
Here’s a collage of all the hearts that I’ve found so far.
It was a beautiful sunny day today, so when I went snowshoeing I was fascinated by the shadows on the snow and also the tiny little tracks that I saw all over the place. I was also hoping to find inspiration to write a haiku or two and two is what I ended up with. I’m not sure if they’re any good, but here they are anyway.