Monday, December 01, 2008
I enjoyed changing the calender today. December is one of my favorite months. Personally I was hoping to see some snow in the forecast for the next week so that it would feel like a proper December, but nothing like that in the 7 day forecast. Perhaps I will have to be content to just dream about snow and start my annual ritual of reading "The Long Winter". I read it every year and can recite parts of it by memory but I still love that book. It makes me count my blessings and also makes me think about the "stuff" folks were made of back then. Determination unmatched.
We have had strong winds the last couple of days, stripping the changing color leaves off the trees. You see more bare limbs reaching up to the sky like an old mans veiny hands.
Taking down the clothes on the line this morning reminded me why I still hang clothes, they were infused with fresh air and a softness that you can't find by using a fabric softener or a dryer sheet. I love watching the wind blow the whites on the line...tiny sails billowing against the bright blue sky. Next the towels will go on the line, dancing all around.
Make sure you go outside tonight and take a look at Venus and Jupiter so close to the crescent moon, your next opportunity for such a sight will be in 2052 !
Photos from last winter....I am dreaming !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...