Ah, the 60 degree reprieve!! Winter weather on hold for a day. We took to the woods and found the beauty of a world at rest. January brings nothing new, nothing to awe, nothing to make a great splash of color. It just sits and rests awhile. There are a few reminders of summer hanging on the branches - but all is a beautiful brown that varies in the winter light. Some stout hearted moss still grows here and there because a little hope is always a good thing. But for the most part, rest. Just rest for the senses, the mind, the heart. January gets forgotten sometimes as a way to someplace else. But taken in itself, as it is, it is the month of rest. I felt it today and stayed awhile.