Tuesday, November 25, 2008

When the coffee tastes best

Maybe it is from having a father who loved winter. My dad went ice fishing every day in the winter, hunted or went for walks. He saw winter as an adventure.
Or, maybe I remember how happy mom was when dad was out of the house all day!
Especially after he retired.
I love winter!!♥
It provides a peaceful quiet by keeping noisy people inside their homes and off their motorcycles and lawn mowers. It also keeps me inside where I can stay focused on a task rather than in summer when I'm torn between working in the garden or working in my studio.
A couple nights ago it had snowed most of the night and by morning the sky had cleared and a beautiful sunrise took over gradually making it's way to my house.
These treasures of winter would not be so lovely if I didn't have my family, a warm place to live, plenty of food to eat and little to worry about. To delight in simple every day things is much easier if your tummy is full and you are warm and safe. I know this, and I am grateful.
I do not take it for granted, or assume it will always be.
Before the ice is in the pools, Before the skaters go, Or any cheek at nightfall Is tarnished by the snow,
Before the fields have finished,Before the Christmas tree, Wonder upon wonder Will arrive to me!
-Emily Dickinson
I wish you an invigorating winter's walk, a warm and happy home to return to and a cup of hot coffee!

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