It truly has a beauty all its own. It also has a way of slowing us down. We enjoy roaring fires in our wood stove. We enjoy gathering in the evenings to watch a movie together, or to read a book aloud. We get to wear cute scarves and fun boots, heavy jackets, warm gloves, and hats. For warmth and not just as a fashion accessory!
Tim had already done all the animal care and left for work. He texted to say that the roads were only wet though they were a bit slippery.
To see the wood smoke rising from the chimneys, and smell its wonderful scent in the air.
The beautiful frosty windows of God's design will be gone, but they'll be back next winter. The view outside this window will be green grass and pasture, beautiful trees with fresh green leaves. Everything will be lush, because we are not in drought conditions, and our water table is high, because of our snow. Our creek will be running.
I've learned to embrace each season, each day with joy. To not look ahead and always wish I was at the next season or the next 'thing.' I want to be right here, right now.
So West Coasters, enjoy your sunshine and hot weather! Embrace it! It's yours. But please don't feel sorry for me. I'm enjoying each and every day of this season. I hope you do too!