Wednesday, November 22, 2006

During Quiet Season ...

On the way to Dyer Pond, I have seen emerald moss and bright yellow fungus. The colors are incredible. Today Dyer Pond lies still, framed by the deep, dark woods. “Oh, look!” Sven exclaims. We walk down to the shore and realize the western sky, above the pond rim and trees, has turned fuchsia. This spectacular view lasts only a couple minutes. How lucky we were to have witnessed such beauty!

In Quiet Season, Nature is always on display at Cape Cod. Sven and I love to take long walks. Here the wind sculpted a miniature village into the side of a cliff at Duck Harbor. The power of Nature takes our breath away.

For those of you out there who plan ahead, a very special weekend will take place at the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary this February: Yoga, Nature & the Stillness of Winter, Saturday February 3, led by therapist and yoga instructor Jackie Corso, emphasizes the healing quality of nature. Registration is recommended.

Another good reason to visit Wellfleet in winter? Our Atlantic Ocean beaches, which you will have to share with seagulls, a seal or two, and the occasional surfing fanatic, zealously diving into the cold water.