Posts Tagged "Winter"

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Articles | 2 comments

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Ribbons of sunlight and slight patches of blue push through the clouds.  Gray skies, gusting winds, freezing temperatures, and steady, blowing snow have held me hostage.  Nearly four feet of snow fell in less than 48 hours.  The calendar may still say “Autumn,” but the picture outside my window definitely says “Winter.”  The snow clings to every leafless, barren branch.  The cold bites through layers of clothes.   The sunlight and blue sky, while sparse, are comforting.  I close my eyes and whisper “Thank you, Lord, for the sun and blue sky.”   I open my eyes and...

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Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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Starting Anew

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Starting Anew

Another holiday season is behind us, another year has closed.  Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were uneventful in our home.  Our usually large gatherings were small, everyone running in their own directions.  My birthday was just another day.  We had cake, coffee and gifts, but no going out to dinner, no special plans.  New Years Eve – I was in bed, reading, by 11:30.  I spent the first Saturday of the year cleaning my house and the first Sunday in bed battling a migraine.  I awoke this morning, the first Monday, to single digit temperatures, wind and blowing snow, the sky...

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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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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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