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i wish i lived in a place where it snowed. of course if i lived in such a place, i might be singing a different tune. however, growing up in south louisiana, where we're lucky enough to get flurries once every ten years, i often find myself daydreaming about snowfall during the winter.
today, we're putting up the christmas tree at my mom and dad's house. my sister, takes after my mom...they get so excited to decorate and spend hours and hours making the mantle and the tree look just perfect. i, however, take after my father. we both enjoy the festivities, but i'd rather not take part. my favorite part of this time is sitting on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa and listening to christmas music. i enjoy that my sister and mother enjoy decorating, and i take pleasure in their excitement, but i really rather relax and just watch.
this afternoon, i am doing just that. i'm watching as layer up on layer of beads, lights, ribbons and ornaments are added and the tree starts to take that familiar shape. each ornament has a meaning, whether it be from my first christmas, my parents 25th wedding anniversary or our vacation to jamaica...each one means something special to one of us. that's one of the things i love about our tree.
so as i sit here, sipping on my hot cocoa and listening to mannheim steamroller on the surround sound stereo, i find my mind drifting off in to a winter wonderland...staring out the back windows of the living room and imaging the pool and palm trees covered in snow...i dream of being brave enough to uproot my comfortable life here and replanting it in a new place. a place with seasons. a place with snow. a place with fall colors. a place with real spring. a place where summer temperatures aren't regularly in the triple digits. i wonder how i would fit in such a place. a place to make new friends. a place to start over fresh, on my own. a place to start a new chapter in my life. would i enjoy it as much as i do in my daydreams? could i even be brave enough to try it? oh how i would love an adventure...but for now, i'll just day dream...and maybe one day i'll muster up the courage.
i hope you are all enjoying the final days of autumn. the temperatures here haven't reached above 70 all week, so that means winter is setting in for us! yesterday morning, there was frost on the cars in the driveway...first time this year. i think i am ready for the new season. more so than i usually am at this point in the year. there are a lot of exciting things in my future, i can feel it...and i'm ready for them to begin!