In honor of the many ways we celebrate the return of the light, here is a Merry December Medley for you!
And Friends, caroling on the doorsteps of both friends and strangers about town has always been one of our favorite ways to lean into the light, so here’s an untraditional song for you, written by our lovely friend Elisa Schissoli in the early days of the pandemic, never more relevant:
And it’s true, even amid the family & friend-filled holiday season, we spend much of our days outside greeting & giving thanks to our dear family & friends, the trees & birds, the boulders & stars, the wintergreen berries & bright red rosehips all around us.
Though we love to hike with a gaggle of humans laughing, these quiet moments of communion and connection, remembering that we are indeed inseparable from the world around us, is such a gift.
I’ll always be grateful for my brilliant mother, Shelley, who made countless scavenger hunts for my sister & I, whisking us out into the forest for hours at a time. Could we find a Blue Jay feather? A coyote footprint? Could we find a sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rock? A red oak acorn and a white? A salamander? A jaw bone?
May this scavenger hunt help you find so much more than just tracks in the snow!
If you’d love to see (and download!) all our scavenger hunts throughout the seasons, they’re tucked in Fruition’s Growing Library along with all our Growing Guides, eBooks, infographics and other such loveliness. All free! And beautifully organized! For us all! Always! Join us here ~
Happy Hunting, Friends!
Wishing you health, gentleness, curiosity & cozy in the cold 🧡
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition crew
We’re deeply moved by the Inuit word “Qarrtsiluni’ we recently learned:
‘being together in the darkness, quietly, waiting for something creative or important to occur.’
Thanks for accompanying us in the most trying as well as most abundant seasons, Friends 🧡
From all us here at Fruition Seeds,