Day 336: Something Beautiful—A Juniper Bough

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

December. I miss my McFarland, Wisconsin home during especially during the holidays. Many good memories and fruits of my winter garden. I had a juniper tree in Wisconsin. Every holiday I harvested lacy boughs dotted with deep blue berries. They became part of wreaths, swags, flower arrangements, and the finishing touch on gift packages. Fresh, fragrant, and simply beautiful.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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2 Responses to Day 336: Something Beautiful—A Juniper Bough

  1. thomasgable says:

    I really like your Something Beautiful initiative…I might have to start it my self. Really makes you look at the world through a different, more appreciative lens!

    • vbassoc says:

      I’m so glad that the effort has resonated with you. I hope you do start your own. There are so many destructive, negative, and unpleasant things we must face everyday. Focusing on even the simplest of beautiful things elevates my day and changes my perspective on particularly difficult days. I also like that there are so many different ways people see beauty. To me, sharing that diversity enriches the whole idea of beauty.

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