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December 26, 2009

Shadows Of The Dancing Leaves

I have something to quiet me during the winter months. This isn't the exact picture of our windows but close enough.

Sitting in the bedroom during the other three seasons I can see the leaves dancing in the breeze through the drapes. The two huge trees in the front yard are bare now, and the snow and naked branches have a beauty of their own. There are aesthetic qualities to the quiet of nature in winter, which I am learning to appreciate. There are chores to be done in winter that are not needed any other time. During the harsh winter storms I look at pictures of the leaves with fondness. I am still adjusting to the change in weather and the winds and snow. It is invigorating to go outside in cold temperatures, and then it is cozy to come inside and cook and bake and make huge pots of coffee while padding around the house in my UGGs.

We enjoyed our white Christmas. The snow is almost covering the mail box and the black wrought iron chairs are almost covered. My daughter sent me a Snuggie so now I can join the online Snuggie Club!!

17 comments:

Shadow said...

my bedroom window faces huge poplar trees, and they dance regularily on my wall, in rain and shine and i love them just as much...

Eternally Distracted said...

Your description of winter was fab - makes me miss the cold weather and nights in front of the fire...however I am sure a lot of people would happily swap for the sunshine we have too! Happy Christmas to you - I hope you had a great time.

otin said...

I so understand what you are talking about. Sometimes the isolation of winter can be a blessing.

gayle said...

Great description of winter...but it's not my favorite time of the year!

smiles4u said...

I am glad that you are adjusting and enjoying this white stuff. We have been snowed in through Christmas and that is kind of nice. Enjoy the snow!

Brian Miller said...

i am glad you had a white christmas...i love to watch the shadows dancing, particularly the trees...stay warm!

Shadowthorne said...

A snuggie is that robe-blanket right? Ooo, I do not need one of those.

I like it cold.

Jeanie said...

I like your appreciation of winter. I feel much the same which is a good thing since we have had an unusually snowy December here. I especially like our bare aspen trees with the branches covered in snow.

Owen said...

Padding around with pots of coffee sounds fine to me...
:-)

Just wanted to drop by and let you know how much I appreciate all your visits... I don't know how you found my humble little blog, but in any case, it is a pleasure reading your comments... so, we'll see where 2010 goes...

Best wishes and very happy holidays to you... !

surjit said...

Thanks TechnoBebe for sharing your valuable insights on my blog.You are a wonderful person.
God bless.

cinner said...

Oh I like the dancing of the leaves, and if not for winter, we would not so enjoy the spring....seems like a long time away. Stay warm in your snuggie.

Shrinky said...

Aw, what a lovely picture you paint, snug, content and warm indoors, admiring the stark beauty that nature has brought to your window. Happy New Year bonny lass, hope 2010 brings you and yours all the joy and love your hearts could wish for.

Beth said...

You can always come visit me in Georgia. It doesn't snow where I live and there are leaves year round.

Still, I would have loved to have had a white Christmas.

Jason, as himself said...

I love the way you're taking winter and making it into a good thing! I'm afraid if I moved back to winter I would only be able to shiver and complain the whole time.

Lou said...

I can lay in my bed and see the branches of a huge tree outside my bedroom window. I love looking at it in the night..and during the different seasons. Every night, depending on the weather and the moon, it does a different dance.

Nice description.

Fancy said...

Ah, the inner beauty of winter! What an interesting article, Technobabe!!

Yousei Hime said...

I can't believe I missed this when you first posted it. It's great! Love the picture. Hope you're staying warm. We dropped into the single digits without the wind's assistance today. Ugh! Did you see my new bunny? (Can't remember if you stopped by or not for that one.)