Friday, December 20, 2013

Moments when I feel most alive

It's much too warm for December. At one point today, temps reached into the 70s.
I know it's no big deal for folks in Florida and other locales where it's normally warm this time of year.
But here, when the weather swings from one extreme to the other, it tends to get nasty.
I'll be spending time watching the weatherman tomorrow.
A few days ago Caillou, our dog got a little stir crazy around sunset so I stepped outside and tossed his tennis ball for a while. He chased it with enthusiasm.
He heard something around the barn and in an instant he was off like a flash to check things out.
I leaned on the garden gate while he investigated.
The sun had dipped low enough below the horizon to play nice with the remaining clouds, and I stood for a while to watch the show.
It's a beautiful time of day. Waning light can change color of the clouds in a heartbeat.
It's in these moments when I feel most alive.



6 comments:

  1. Another beautiful photo, Rick--you certainly have the eye for them!!

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  3. Winter hasn’t really started yet here either. I don’t mind, coping with snow and ice in the depths of the country is not easy, particularly at this time while we are all still rushing around.

    But like you, I have moments when I stop and stare; lean on a gate, watch the clouds rearranging themselves over and over round the castle, rooks and jackdaws circle about the ruins. Now and then a buzzard alights, causing havoc among the permanent residents.

    Merry Christmas, Rick.

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  4. HI RICK,
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, FAMILY & BELOVED ONES!!
    HAVE A BLESSED TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, RICK!!
    GOD BLESS YOU.
    BEST REGARDS,
    POET STARRY DAWN.

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  5. Great photo! I can only wish for warmer weather and the chances are slim to none here in the Chicago suburbs. I do remember several years back in February where we had snow and then the next day it went up to 72 degrees for one day. Everyone here was is in shock, but that day was quickly followed by our typical winter weather! That's Chicago!

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  6. It's quite warm here, but not too warm for us to sit out on the deck during the afternoon. We soaked up a little sun this afternoon.

    Love,
    Janie

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