Moments from a Winter Walk

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“When winter comes, the trees are leafless, the fields and meadows withered, the flowers die away into dustheaps; in prairie, mountain and garden no freshness lingers, no beauty is visible, no verdure can be seen.” —’Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 277

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“After the spring, summer comes with its fullness and spiritual fruitage; autumn follows with its withering winds which chill the soul; the Sun seems to be going away, until at last the mantle of winter overspreads, and only faint traces of the effulgence of that divine Sun remain.”—’Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 95

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Just as the surface of the material world becomes dark and dreary, the soil dormant, the trees naked and bare and no beauty or freshness remains to cheer the darkness and desolation, so the winter of the spiritual cycle witnesses the death and disappearance of divine growth and extinction of the light and love of God. But again the cycle begins and a new springtime appears.” —’Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 95

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs for men of discernment….” —Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 142

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“….Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world. It is a dispensation of Providence ordained by the Ordainer, the All-Wise. Were anyone to affirm that it is the Will of God as manifested in the world of being, no one should question this assertion. It is endowed with a power whose reality men of learning fail to grasp. Indeed a man of insight can perceive naught therein save the effulgent splendor of Our Name, the Creator….” —Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 142

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Say: This is an existence which knoweth no decay, and Nature itself is lost in bewilderment before its revelations, its compelling evidences and its effulgent glory which have encompassed the universe.” —Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 142

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey is a lover of light. With a deep affinity for all things awe-inspiring, she strives to capture moments of beauty with her paintbrush and camera lens – both languages that transcend syllables and sounds. Currently residing in Haifa, Israel, Lindsey and her husband, Adam, blog at Building a Fortress.

2 Comments

  1. Kathy Johnson

    5 February, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Nice work Lindsey!

  2. June

    12 March, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I especially like the second one, and the texture of the light in all of them.