Having spent an early Christmas with the kids and grandkids in Canada last week, Gerry and I are enjoying this Christmas Eve day by catching up on some things around the house and having some quiet time. Today is the first time I’ve been able to see my yard in the daylight for what seems like weeks so I decided to take the camera outside in the soft rain to take some pictures of what I’ve been missing these past dark weeks.
There is beauty in this winter season that is hidden from me for much of the time as I leave home to go to work in the dark and return at the end of the day when it is dark once more.
I am thankful for these quiet days just after the winter solstice when I am able to be still and be thankful for many blessings in my life.
I am looking forward to a holiday weekend filled with books, knitting, a jig-saw puzzle, quilts, turkey, writing, naps, and other quiet pursuits. As much as I enjoyed the years of Christmas chaos when my children were young, I also enjoy these quiet Christmas celebrations that have become our tradition.
In many ways I envy my friend Susan Albert who spends a number of solitary weeks at this time of year in a cozy cabin in New Mexico. I could do that. I think I would like to do that.
I hope you are enjoying this day in whatever way brings joy to your heart.