journey with me
November 17, 2017 1:06am CST
I can see bright lights twinkling in the distance. They sparkle alluringly. The sun is yet to rise, but it is peeking out beyond the horizon, sending a soft orange glow upwards. Tall trees and church spires are caught in its early morning embrace, harsh black silhouettes, the charcoal drawings of some unknown artist. Surprisingly, Mr Frost has come to visit and he sits atop cars and spreadeagles himself across immaculate lawns and pot-holed roads, greedily munching his way across the lands. Soon he will have to go; the rising sun has sent a warming pink blanket of sky to nibble his toes. Once upon a time, long before electricity, cars, telegraph poles, housing estates and roads, the world must have been astounding in its natural beauty. Perhaps one day, when we have spoilt it, crushed it, burnt it and wasted it, it will regenerate to that former beauty, only to go through the same cycle again. Until that happens I shall simply enjoy the natural beauty of an early morning in a contemporary natural world ... distant twinkling lights are so pretty as they sparkle on frosty cars.
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• Cambridge, England
There is always, for me, something magical and new about a frosty morning such as you describe - "the beauty of the morning, silent, bare!" When he wrote his sonnet upon Westminster Bridge, I think that it was summer time for Wordsworth, but that little poem has the same magical feel about it. It has always indrigued me that, only 200 years ago, it was possible to stand in the centre of London and describe something as "open unto the fields"
Unfortunately a great scientist has predicted that our earth has no more than 600 years, then the sun will burn it. So we will never see again the earth in its natural astounding beauty and the earth will not even be destroyed by the careless of men, but by the sun.
In the first week of December we will be experiencing sparkling, twinkling city streets especially the higway at the entrance of our small city. At the 15th of December we will have the official opening of our Christmas lights festival. All trees in the public plaza would be illuminated with various Christmas lights.
Oooh, pretty! I have to admit that I love dark winter night's in December when the whole world sparkles! The town I live in is quite famous locally for having an amazing Christmas lights display. Other towns and cities just seem minimalist and cheap in comparison.
• Pleasant Hill, California
I often try to ignore what humans have created when I look at nature. Even from the tops of mountains here in the Bay Area, I see oil refineries, McMansions, and other human creations. I try to look the other way. In Montana, it's easier to "imagine."
• Worcester, England
You always sound like such a nice person I used to like the winter when I didn't have to get up at 05.30 in the freezing cold to go to work and when I didn't have to pay the heating bills Now I hate the winter, and hate the summer too...I like the inbetween PS...I don't like what I'd call "flowery" writing but I liked this very muchvery nice