Time to review the different species of evergreens. I can't believe I am the age I am and don't always even know my own Christmas Tree by its needles and smell. I need a yearly refresher. This is Tom Thomson's famous painting of a Jack Pine-- a symbol in my homeland. I know that one.
"Jack pines...are not lumber trees (and they) won't win many beauty contests either. But to me this valiant old tree, solitary on its own rocky point, is a beautiful as a living thing can be...In the calligraphy of its shape against the sky is written strength of character and perseverance, survival of wind, drought, cold, heat, disease...In its silence it speaks of...wholeness...an integrity that comes of being what you are." Douglas Wood
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts