The cloud cover was deep this morning. It did not appear to be anywhere near dawn when my cell phone alarm nudged me to get up and meet the day.
Still, I love the rain soaked bracken. Berry-laden branches appear to be strung with Christmas lights. Very beautiful.
Even if I don't get up to see dawn every day after this year has passed, I believe I will continue walking out back regularly, rain or shine. Being in touch with that little earthly world has done me loads of good. It's nice to be reminded that just because the weather's bad does not mean we are stuck indoors - it is really where we belong. We need to put our bodies out there more often, to keep track of ourselves and our essence.