January is typically our snowiest month here in the Midwest. However, January 2017 has been one of the least snowiest months on record. In addition to our snow drought, we have also been lacking much-needed sunshine all month long. In January, we only enjoyed six sunny days. Few and far between… those days were glorious indeed!
So, throughout this month I often called upon the wisdom of
a teeny, tiny kindred spirit for inspiration…
Have you met Frederick?
This wise, little field mouse is the heartwarming hero of the wonderful children’s book,
During the long, cold, difficult, winter days,
Frederick helped his little field mice friends feel warmth as he lifted their spirits.
For you see, Frederick was a gatherer.
He gathered bright sun rays…
Frederick gathered breathtaking colors from nature…
… and Frederick gathered wise words when the days were warm,
and held them until the days grew cold .
Over the years, I have always felt a strong connection to our little Frederick, the poet-mouse.
For I am a gatherer, too!
I gathered these photo memories last April, while visiting dear family in Arizona.
Tohono Chul Park, located in northwest Tucson
near the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains,
is a true gem!
Their mission is to enrich people’s lives
by connecting them with the wonders of
nature, art, and culture
in the beautiful Sonoran Desert,
while inspiring wise stewardship of nature’s gifts.
Tohono Chul Park is truly one of the loveliest places we have visited in Arizona.
It’s the perfect place to gather warm sun rays, breathtaking colors, and wise words!
I’m sure that Frederick would agree.
If you haven’t read Frederick lately, do take a peek…
Frederick is celebrating
its 50th Anniversary this year.
He just might be your teeny, tiny kindred spirit, too!
Thanks so much for stopping to visit today!
Scatter kindness and gather sunshine!
P.S. Do you have a favorite place to gather bright sunshine, beautiful colors, or wise words? Hope you will share with us!