Today I am sharing some pictures of the days leading up to Christmas, and the holiday season here.
|Beautiful colors in the skies dazzle...|
|It makes getting up early in the morning for my walk easier!|
|Every color of the rainbow spread in dabbles of color...|
|Walking with my husband on icy roads, as the sun diffuses through the fog.|
The skies dominate the world with the diffused sun and clouds.
|Annie-girl's pensive expression as she walks, always alert and on duty...|
|Can't get enough of these gorgeous snow-covered firs...|
|The girls come out to greet us each day as we walk by.|
|I think they want to walk with us!|
|Something about the continuity of fence lines always captivates me.|
|Another brilliant sunrise announcing the new day as we begin our walk.|
|I walk past this red barn every day... the morning light gracing its worn walls.|
|Walking 5 miles of icy roads with these two in the brisk crisp mornings is always a great way to start the day.|
|The ice and snow covered lake sits quietly and still beneath the icy covering.|
|Our family made our traditional Paintbrush Cookies together.|
|I make a tray for each family member and we have fun painting them.|
|Pecan pie is always a favorite at Christmas.|
|On Christmas morning, we always read the story of the birth of Jesus together.|
|Our simple and traditional Christmas dinner.|
|After the dishes were done, I boxed up leftovers from the meal and delivered them to 6 of our friends who weren't able to enjoy a home cooked Christmas dinner. It was a great way to share the joy of Christmas!|
|As I was out feeding the chickens the morning after Christmas, this brilliant sunrise greeted me while I was in the coop. It lasted just a few seconds, but the brilliance of the colors was stunning!|
|After a roast turkey dinner, I always boil the bones down to make bone broth.|
Each season seems to pass more quickly than the last! The anticipated holidays are now but a memory in our hearts and the season of winter is here. I enjoy winter because it is a time of rest... the soil is at rest and is being nourished by the snow. Days pass quietly with cozy moments sprinkled throughout the day, and often a cup of tea is nestled in my hands as I look out upon the landscape. Walking each day gets me outside to enjoy the quiet still beauty of the winter months. I enjoy this season of winter and savor its beautiful moments. Soon enough spring will be here with its blooms, sunshine, and warmth.
But for now, I choose to enjoy the restful days that winter brings us. :) How about you?