I love the little sting of cold air on my cheeks in my snowy back yard. I never felt it in Colorado, maybe only because of their unusually mild December, but it could also be because the air is so much drier out there. Anyway, it's nice to be home.
It was a midnight homecoming filled with irrepressibly excited dogs. My 6:30 alarm challenged my resolve, with a part of me still on mountain time at 4:30. I can do, I can do it! One eye open... close. Other eye open...close. Finally a crow called out to me to wake up and get out there, so I did.
moon, dogs, and morning light
snow lined tree lace spilling into the moon
As an early Christmas present to myself, I walked around the kids' bedrooms to peek at them all sleeping. Everyone home, all their beds filled - one, two, three, four...five? Yes! I have a bonus child this morning in A's spare bed. The covers were pulled up too high to see the face, so I'll have to solve the mystery later. No matter - a merry Christmas Eve to all, and all are welcome.
I loved the sky and air and both eastern and western vistas today. Next year, when I begin posting in my new blog (the sunrise blogger), I think I will try and choose days when the full-to-waning moon is setting during the dawn hour. It is my favorite. What an exquisite morning - so worth getting up.
frozen pond, moon, and morning light