Enjoy the season
MiX iT uP!
Engage in merriment
Remember to breathe
December 1st….sigh. My how time flies. Don’t blink, 2014 is around the corner! All the more reason I hope we savor the sights, smells and joy of the holiday season while we can, and try to keep things in perspective. It should be about being surrounded by those we hold dear, raising a glass to friendship, family, and our blessings, and for many, the birth of a very special someone. Whatever way you celebrate, I wish you glad tidings.
Signing off until the first of the year with joy in my heart, and hugs all around.
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
Spread your JOY, and have a beautiful HOLIDAY.
Outside the sky is gray and sending a fine rain our way. A good day to enjoy the comforts of home. I found this today. Composed and lovely by itself, the last remnants of fall. As you head into the weekend, I wish you peace, friendship, love, and small gifts when you least expect them.
Warm hugs, Margie
“White is not a mere lack of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black…”
(Gilbert K. Chesterton)
Have a wonderful start to your week!
I got the idea from Rita at Sketchbook Wanderings, to write down observations made while communing with nature. I didn’t even cheat and look at the photos to refresh my memory two days later when I sat down and starting writing. Here’s my list:
–frost sparkling like diamonds on fallen leaves
–leaves standing at attention with no apparent commander
–nests revealed, swaying precariously on now bare branches
–leaves stuck partially under ice, the other half waving hello…or goodbye
–squirrels perched upon bare limbs, munching away
–the sun, magnificent, against the clear, bright blue sky
–a lone leaf wedged between a rock and a hard place
–birds unusually quiet, most likely tucked in their nests all cozy, or heading south
–the honk of geese flying south, and the beauty of their formation
–droplets of dew frozen in suspended animation
–leaves blowing in synch down the street, beckoning me to follow
–neighbors raking, bending and blowing leaves
–mums and resilient roses silently speaking their final goodbyes
–sharp winds hitting my face, reminding me winter is around the corner
–the park playground void of activity
–dark limbs of trees creating artful silhouettes against the sky
–my hand, going in and out of my pocket, grabbing my camera; gloves on, gloves off
–ripe berries no longer hiding among the leaves, open season for birds and squirrels
–gourds and pumpkins, their carved faces distorted from critter nibbles
–leaves floating through the air, tumbling like graceful gymnasts to the ground
–leave carpets of gold and red, fit for a queen
–leaves looking like they were covered with powdered sugar
That was fun! Give it a go. It takes being one with Mother Nature to another level.
Happy weekend! Margie