Sticks, Stones & Magical Forest Mystery
Sticks and Stones: A Forest of MysteryÂ
Winter has arrived —swirling snowflakes and glazed pools all around— and yet the earth remains open in much of New England. Patches of snow dot my Vermont hillside, but elsewhere —in fields and forested areas nearby— the ground has yet to freeze and there’s nary a trace of white stuff. Woodland walks through leaf-stewn paths reveal glowing green moss and shining, emerald-colored Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides).
With long shadows stretching out in winter light, this week of mild weather has provided a perfect opportunity to explore the quiet of nature. And what delights have I found? Along the woodland pathways of someone else’s forest, I discovered tiny surprises crafted from sticks, stones and seed pods. Inspired by the magic of this mystery forest, I found myself falling in love all over again with the simple, artistic power of sticks and stones …
More artistic inspiration —and beautiful, master works in stick and stone— may be found in these long-time, favorite books …
Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
Stone by Design: The Artistry of Lew French
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4 Replies to “Sticks, Stones & Magical Forest Mystery”
Absolutely love this post!
@ Paula – Thank you! It’s so much fun to share life’s little surprises with all of you! :) xo M
Sounds like a magical walk – and some nice reading. :-)
Nice post and pictures! xo
Your’s must be an extraordinarily magical part of New England (and what lovely neighbours you must have; ) xo D
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