Monday, December 07, 2009

Making peace with winter...

So, here's the thing... Dallas winters are not exactly picturesque. Take today for example~ cold, grey, drizzly... So dreary. And yes, I know it is actually still autumn, but close enough! It is a challenge at times to find beauty on a day like this, but I am grateful for a warm, cozy home, the endearing sight of my palm trees bravely enduring the cold and sound of our birds chattering and singing. As the daylight fades my house begins to fill with returning family members and the gloom recedes as lamplight and laughter takes its place.
Maybe we'll have a real snow here this winter. There have been a few in the 25 years I've lived in Texas. It could happen. I have hope... and 2 sleds in my garage to prove it!
Stay warm, my friends...


Celestial Charms said...

Dale, I know the feeling of dreary winters without the visual finery. I'm here in New Braunfels, TX and it is pretty much the same. I try to make my home as cozy as possible to make up for the lack of outside winter beauty. The photo you posted is beautiful. Love horse drawn sleds. Is that a postcard, or a photograph? Looks like a New England town scene in the background. I'm originally from NYC, so I appreciate snow. Love your blog!

Leah C said...

No school here today...on account of all the snow Old Man Winter gave us! So, I think I'll curl up with my kids and drink some hot chocolate:)

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Wishing you a very big snowfall this year. Of course, the blustery cold has to come along for the ride ~ :)

Blessings to you,


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