These golden trees of winter never lose their leaves. When everything else turns gray, and the ground turns white, these trees shine as golden beacons throughout the forest for all to see. They dance and whisper for all of the forest visitors whenever the wind blows. They can be a welcome presence in a lonely winter forest.
On a snowy day last winter, almost one year ago, when my little friend Alice first saw these trees she told me that they looked just like the dryads from Narnia. After watching the movie again I understood what she meant. These trees shake and shimmer in a very magical way. You can go here for a special guest post that she wrote which talked about these trees.
I have a very short video of this same tree for you. I guess this tree is a little camera shy because as soon as I began filming it quieted down, but it still shook its leaves for me a little bit. Even with the tree's subdued behavior, this video might help bring it to life for you just a little bit. Go ahead, take a look.
Some of mentioned in the comments section yesterday that you have had similar experiences in the forest. Would you like to share them? All comments are welcome, especially if you think it is a strange one. That makes a story more fun. And any of you who don't read the comments on your favorite blogs don't know what you're missing. I read them all because comments can add so much.
That's enough for today. I'm still trying to get back into things here because of all of the Christmas commotion. So many of my favorite blogs to visit with so little time right now. So far I'm up to zero. Hopefully I can change that later today. I also have a very special project I'm working on that won't be finished for many months. I have to get it exactly right because it's a very big one. I can't reveal any more so I'll talk to you later.