Vivaldi's Four Seasons-Concerto No. 4: Winter LbNA # 17995
|Placed Date||Sep 10 2005|
|Last Update||Sep 11 2008|
In addition to being a priest and working at the "orphanage", Vivaldi also wrote commissioned works for noblemen, including France's King Louis XV. This is the final box in a series of four dedicated to Vivaldi and his immortal work.
This box is located in the SFA Experimental Forest. From Nacogdoches proceed 6.5 miles west from Loop 224 on Hwy 7 to FM 2782. Turn left and go about 2.4 miles to the entrance of SFA Experimental Forest on the right. Follow the signs to the trail parking area.
To the box:
Take the Jack Creek Loop, which is a paved trail to your left. As you are enjoying the walk, you will notice that some of the trees are labeled with wooden plaques. After you have walked through sitting area "C", continue on the trail until you find the "Pasture Haw" tree. Approximately 12 steps directly behind the pasture haw is another tree. Vivaldi's Winter is hidden behind this tree under the usual forest debris. You can continue around the loop to enjoy the rest of this trail. Silver Eagle's Sam I Am is also hidden in this forest.
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Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds;
running to and fro to stamp one's icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chill.
To rest contentedly beside the hearth, while those outside are drenched by pouring rain.
We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling.
Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground and, rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up.
We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors…
this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.