That sleeps deeply and wakes to new strength

And grows and expands, ever developing with the seasons

That strengthens and adapts

That cradles precious things

That folds and squishes 

That laughs and crinkles

That soaks in sun and shivers the cold away

that leaps and falls

And stumbles back up again

That grows life

And holds it softly

That stretches and shrinks 

That scrapes and heals

That knows only to do its very best

photo: Patrick Demarchelier