Rain was a pleasure to wake to. It has been so dry in the woods, I looked forward to getting wet, and we did. Most of the river and brook ice has melted and beautiful pictures were hard to come by. We walked for a long, happy time in the rain and watched the drops splatter the river and brook. Tonight I had the chance to open my favorite Christmas present, a book from my youngest daughter, “Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year.” It’s a massive and beautifully illustrated book, and the poems are good ones: Today, the choice is “Amulet,” by Ted Hughes, about wolf energy. I am going to love reading this book every day for the next year after my walk in the woods.