Posts Tagged "seasons"

Delighting in Simple Pleasures

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Delighting in Simple Pleasures

It’s snowing again.  I know; it comes with the territory.  You can’t live in Northern New York and not expect snow from November to April (some years, October to May!).  I dread this time of year.  As soon as the first snowflake appears, I hide in the house, wrap myself in blankets, and ask God why in the world He brought me here.  I spend a lot of time staring out the window, longing for the warmth, sunshine, grass, and flowers.  The snow, unfortunately, is inescapable.  It’s one of those things that you just have to accept and deal with.    Yesterday was a three-hour...

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Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

I moved to New York in September of 1996.  I had been living in Georgia where the temperature was still a toasty 90 degrees and the sun was beating hot on the world (well, the world as I saw it).  The first night I was in my new home, I thought I was going to freeze.  It was 50 degrees that night and the days were in the 60’s and very overcast.  Within a few weeks, the leaves had started to change and fall to the ground and the temperature had fallen with them.  I was raking leaves almost daily, my summer clothes were already packed away and my opinion of Central New York was of a most...

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Sunlight And Snowbanks

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Sunlight And Snowbanks

  Two more days until spring!  Well, according to my calendar, that is.  The weather most likely won’t pay attention.  The days are getting longer and birdsong greets me earlier each morning, a sure sign that spring is on its way.  Today, the sun is shining bright and beautiful, glistening on the piles of snow in the yard (Mountains of snow, would be more accurate!).  Tulips and daffodils won’t be pushing through the dirt anytime soon, though, those heaps of snow blocking their path and keeping the ground in frozen slumber for a few weeks longer.   Spring doesn’t...

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Autumn Melodies

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Autumn Melodies

“I will praise the Lord with my whole heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.  The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.  His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.  He has made His wonderful works to be remembered.”  Psalm 111:1-4a It was a blustery morning.  The wind whipped the tree branches against the side of the house as I readied to run my errands.  The wind whistled a lonely tune through the window panes that didn’t quite blend with my Choral Praise music that filled the inside air.  I...

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Gentle Sunset

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Gentle Sunset

The curtains are swishing gently against the window casing, a cool breeze chilling the air.  “Time to start closing a few windows,” I say to myself, closing the French doors leading to the deck.  “And to think just an hour ago, it was 70-ish.”  A few chickadees are still chattering on the feeder, though most have flown home for the night.  Crickets are singing a quiet song, the creek tripping over the flat stones on its bed as it makes it way through the neighbor’s yard.    Closing the porch windows, the remnants of the sun’s rays shining through the leaves of the trees...

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