My Christmas daybook for these 12 days of celebrating. We'll be spending Christmastide with some favorite short films and video clips. Join me, won't you?
For an introduction read this post: Christmastide. You can see previous Christmas Daybook 2018 posts here.
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New Year’s Day evokes the idea of untouched meadows and forests of pristine snow. Anyone else? It’s a good day for a hike. We’re supposed to be partly sunny and 55 degrees here in Connecticut so we’ll probably walk the beach instead. Maybe we can figure out how to build a sandman?
I curated today’s videos to reflect both the beauty and inherent danger of unchartered territory. If you watch the videos in the listed progression, you may notice the story arc which includes pristine beauty, courageous adventurers, inevitable danger, and the power of grit, wonder, and community. May you receive the storyline as a blessing on your 2019!
Snow Circles, Sonja Hinrichsen Snow Drawing
Christmas in Yellowstone | Yellowstone Untouched, PBS Nature
Ice Skating Along the River in Sweden, Erik Normark
Perfect World - Katie Melua, Karni and Saul
Buff PASH, Kurtis Jackson
Dog sledding and aurora- Northern Lights on the Finnmark plateau, Jan Helmer Olsen
Take a hike
[from my 2013 post: “12 Ways to Savor the 12 Days of Christmas”]
“Get outside. Take a road trip. Hike a nearby trail. Go skiing, sled-riding, ice-skating. This year we piled together in the van for the hour and a half trip to enjoy San Antonio's river walk. We were rewarded with a crisp, clear Texas night and a round yellow moon.”
(See all Christmas Daybook posts from 2017 here.)