My most recent visit to Bernheim shortly after the New Year would be my last before making my departure to the south. A chilly day with little, if any sunshine, would keep most visitors away, but not me. In this setting I have come to learn that there is a quiet peacefulness that envelopes you as you walk the paths throughout the Arboretum during the Winter months. As I drove the main road around the prairie and the Arboretum, I stopped to capture an image of a beautiful Bluejay sitting on a branch surveying his landscape.
Sharing this image today was important to me for several reasons. It is a dreary, rainy Sunday here in Tennessee, yet I am already feeling more at home here, not to mention anxious to get out and take some new images. However, that will have to wait til next weekend perhaps when the weather is a bit more cooperative.
I take comfort in having my furniture and personal belongings close at hand to help me feel more at home here. And already I have had several fires in my fireplace. When the apartment I chose to move into came with a fireplace, it definitely sealed the deal. I love feeling the warmth of a wood burning fire in the fireplace on a cold Winter's night. I hope wherever you are you are staying safe and warm, as we have had our share of snowstorms, and are on our third storm in a week's time here in the States. I chose to add some warmth to this image as the warmth of the sun was missing on that particular day and I like the feel of it. ENJOY!
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