December 1, 2014

Hello December

And what a beautiful Hello it was!

Since this is our first experience ushering in winter, nearly every minute of every day brings new images that are worth stopping whatever it is I am doing to take it all in and document what I can.

I took this photograph below about 1:30 this afternoon.  Yes, it is the middle of the day, but the sun rises and sets SO low on the horizon that it is sometimes difficult to tell what time of day it really is.  But there is no denying the beauty present in every moment.

As we approach the winter solstice, the distance between where the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening is very short.  It's almost like:  sun up. . . sun down. . . day over.

Harry is more than ready to leave Michigan for the winter to return to Texas where it is warm and the days are a bit longer.  But for me, the conflict continues.  I am looking forward to seeing my friends and spending time with them.  I miss them so very much.  But I am also a little bit sad that I will miss the changing seasons that are such an integral part of a Michigan life.  

And to my Texas friends (and my brother) who think I'm absolutely crazy to be lamenting leaving Michigan in December. . .you have to have lived here to appreciate the beauty of this State to get it. (OK Brian (my brother) I know you get it and would really like to live somewhere else. . . but humor me please, as a novice to Michigan winters).

Thank you Michigan for another wonderful Spring, Summer and Fall.  Can't wait to do it again next year : )


  1. That's true: There is beauty up here in the northland. If only it wasn't so cold. ;-) Have a great winter in Texas!

    1. Thank you for visiting me Beth! I will enjoy my time in Texas with my friends; But a piece of my heart will stay in Michigan....'ll reclaim it in the spring : )


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