Sunday, December 8, 2013
Winter arrives with a heavy white blanket
The next morning, I'm truly in wonder!
Birds don't care and bits of snow fall off the branches when they land or leave. Squirrels too knock more snow off. All leave mysterious "tracks" in the snow to be investigated by curious dogs and cats.
One of the things I love in winter is the glow of the lights inside - welcoming me home, welcoming others inside. Always in winter the evening or early morning lights remind me of warmth, laughter and friendship as people gather to eat a meal, have a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate, and share stories.
The tree lined drive is magical with the snow sticking to its limbs - a fantasy land of white.
Now of course temperatures have reverted to fall - and the snow has melted, but the taste of winter captured by my wee camera tells me what I have to look forward to. What a delight it will be, not so much for driving, but to walk, ski and catch snowflakes on my tongue? Perfect!
Hope that winter is not arduous for you but a joyful period when you can enjoy being together indoors or out. After all Christmas and other religious, spiritual or holiday celebrations are beginning. Aren't we lucky?