Just a passing thought………
This year seems to have passed so quickly. Does anyone else feel that way?
Spring and summer have been and gone in the blink of an eye, and now, we are experiencing snowfalls and squalls.
I am not a lover of the Canadian winter weather. Ice and snow, I do not consider a Pat-friendly combination. The reason for this is that I have been a recipient of broken bones due to icy pavements.
However, the beautiful vistas around me, and above me, are always a delight, despite the weather.
In springtime I love watching the snow melt; birds returning and new greenery appearing.
The summertime is lush; green and colorful with trees and flowers in bloom wherever my eyes rest.
The skies and cloud formations also take on different characteristics with the changing air masses and humidity, icy blasts or sultry southern airflows. I can become hooked on watching the skies. My computer contains hundreds of photographs – all of which are unique.
Now though, I look outside on this cold blustery day and see only bare branches, empty flower beds, and frozen water on the birdbaths. Sigh!
I find it hard to acclimatize to cold temperatures. I am obviously living in the wrong earth zone, because cold is what Canada dishes out at this time of year.
Truth is that I do love the country, and it’s freedom and peace and magnificent natural spaces. We live in a quiet neighbourhood; have great neighbours too.
While the vistas change with the weather and the seasons, I accept that my (attitudinal) vistas must do the same.
God’s beauty is all around us to enjoy – if we take the time to stop and do that.
Hope you can manage to do just that.
Meantime, take care and watch your step out in the frigid conditions of this land. Not long before spring returns!