Another wintery day. The low this morning was 10 degrees. By 2 p.m., the sun had brought a warmer temperature of 32. One could feel the 22 degrees difference.
There is only so much that you can do inside of your warm home. There is the comfort of baking cookies and feeling the warmth from the oven; reading by the fire, relaxing on the sofa and listening to Christmas music in the background.
Needing some fresh air, I bundled up and headed outside. The warm sun had melted the snow on the sidewalk. Since it was later in the afternoon, the sun was beginning to go behind the mountains.
As I walked along, I observed the doves and hawks in the trees trying to stay warm and that there was a quietness among the birds.
To the west, I was in awe of the sunset. With the barren trees and the whimsical clouds and pastel colors of blue and pink and gray clouds, one wondered when would spring come. I know that spring is in three months. For the time being, I need to treasure this season of my life. I need to allow my body to relax and rest during this winter season. There is a reason for all the seasons. I shall take time and enjoy!