The Year is Complete!

Please feel free to look back through the 365 days of 2010 sunrises, but "a year of getting up to meet the day" is officially completed. There will be no more new posts.

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Thank you so much for visiting.
A one year blog project in which I share a process of transitions: emptying of the nest, reacquainting with my rusty intellect, plowing onward with my first full length book, entering the second half of my first century, and generally reflecting on life.

(see Dec. 29th, 2009 entry for further explanation)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

winter wonderland

sunrise:  6:59          blog time remaining:  24 days






I'm afraid I got carried away with the camera this morning.  The artistry of snowfall has made a canvas out of the world.

I stood contemplating at the edge of the woods out back, where I could hear the stream rushing at the bottom of the ravine.  So glad I decided to slip and slide back in there for a while.  There is nostalgia in the rush of excitement I feel when I look at these snowy landscapes.  When I was a child, we spent entire days outdoors in the snow (it seemed so, anyway).  Building forts, sliding down hills, tunneling under snowbanks and exploring the natural caverns made by snow-laden pine boughs.  It really was a magical land of wonders.

And it still is.  I just don't immerse myself in it nearly so often - it seems like too much trouble, and anticipating the cold and wet dampens my enthusiasm, and I have so many more important things to do ---at least that's what old curmudgeon inside me says.  I should listen to the little kid voice that's still buried somewhere deep inside --

Get out.  Go play.  Be in the world.














 see the faithful dog - awaiting my return across her boundary fence line

















1 comment:

  1. Sun! And LOVE the stream pics. so purdy.

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