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Archive for December, 2013

Holiday Tree

I love this time if year. There is something about the season that warms my spirit, especially with snow on the ground and in the boughs. I love the baking, the friends and family, the time spent curled up in warm blankets with a cup of tea and a good read. And while I love the scent of a holiday tree I do not put one up.

But if I did, I would have to choose the second of these two.

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I really do have a soft spot for a Charlie Brown holiday tree. The simple beauty, the tenderness of spirt, the feeling of acceptance.

How about you? What’s your preference? Why?

Powder

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7 a.m. Leaving the pool after swimming my first mile.

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Orion watching the flakes swirl and the neighborhood kids play.

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Limbs dressed in long white gloves.

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Contemplating flurries.

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A good day to read a book.

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Yuletide

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Snow Angels

What a glorious day! The quiet hush of the world wrapped in a blanket. The gentle glow when day turns to night. I love the snow.

Especially when it comes as a surprise, and only rare occasion.

Pleasant dreams.