The Spring in Winter

published on Jan 04, 2020

CATEGORIZED AS: Nature | Spirituality

I love Spring peepers.

They're my favorite.

There aren't any audible in the video below, because they are shy. But if you come to my land and sit long enough by this creek, eventually they will decide you belong here, and then they will sing to you.

http://fendruadin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/The-spring-in-winter.mp3
Description: Audio recording of the author reading this blog entry aloud

What I love best about Spring peepers is that they start peeping in January. This always makes me feel as though Spring has begun, even though it is still almost three months away.

And while I am learning to sit and to be exactly where I am and to be grateful for it, nevertheless I do love, in the middle of winter, to be sung to about the Spring.

https://youtu.be/VdQae6QqXyU
Description: A short audio featuring the sound of a woodland spring
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Fen Druadìn


Fen Druadìn (they/them) is anamchara, storyteller, dragon, student of trees, and a breaker of generational curses.

Fen's mission here is to love and remember themself completely, connect deeply with the world, and help others do the same for themselves.

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