Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow glow 2010





On Christmas evening we left a family gathering heading home. The closer we got home the more flakes fell; slowly getting bigger and bigger; coming down faster and faster. The excitement was electrifying as we pulled onto our street. What some often call, “the Christmas smell” was in the air.

My hometown meteorologist said it was the first Christmas snow, here, in two hundred years. I’m not sure about his stats, but it was the most beautiful I can recall since the 1960’s.

I stood out in the driveway snapping photos, while far off two churches were sounding evening chimes. I found myself praying that we have a small bit of snow to appease the children, and yet, not be burdensome on the homeless. I’ve come to believe that only God knows why things are or come to be as they are.

The next day the wind was blustery; snow swirled from branches overhead to the ground. You’d have thought it was snowing again. We didn’t get that much snow but the sense of quiet and peace it brought was joyfully received. Since then I feel so much more alive!

Wishing each of you a very Happy New Year~

Thank you for reading,

Dixie

4 comments:

  1. Hi Dixie,
    There's something magical about the cascading flakes of snow.
    I love the way snow muffles the sounds of nature.
    A lovely photograph and I rejoice in your sense of feeling so much more alive. So, thank you for sharing this.
    I wish you much peace and positivity in the dawning of a new year.
    May you and your loved ones have a most delightful New Year.
    With respect and goodwill, your way, Gary

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Gary,
    You're right about snow and the quietness. It's one of my favorite things.
    I enjoyed your comments. Thank you for visiting. :)
    Happy New Year to you, Tristan, and Penny!
    In peace, Dixie

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy New Year Dixie. Glad to see you back, love Julie xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Julie,

    I have been enjoying the variety of postings on your blog site! It's amazing that one day I can be asking myself a question, then the next day, see the answer on your blog!! How great is that?!

    Love you. Blessings for 2011.
    In peace,
    Dixie :))

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting me. Want to add your thoughts?