Saturday, January 15, 2011

~various and sundry~

I've been taking lots of pictures this week. I'm very pleased with some of them. I don't know what or if I did anything right, but they are pleasing to the least to MY eye!

Lots on my mind today!

Let's start with snow. Is there anything more anxiously anticipated, yet eventually despised than snow? I look forward to snow every year. Pray for it, meditate on it, cross my fingers, toes, eyes that I'll wake up to snow and lots more falling. {And let's be real, that I'll get an alert that the University is closed and I get a day off with pay...WOOT!}

We don't typically get much snow here. Sometimes we go a whole winter season without snow. And then it snows in April.

Anyway, back to my point. I always want it to snow, but I don't want it to be cold enough for the snow to stick around for too long. :) This week it snowed on Sunday. And it didn't get warm enough to melt it all away until yesterday. Friday. Six days. TOO COLD FOR TOO LONG. ;)

One thing that is implicitly true? Snow is beautiful.

Now, coffee. I coffee. I love to drink coffee, smell coffee, and even dip my finger into the grounds and eat them. I'm a complete freak for the stuff.

My Mom's mothers ring. I've loved it since I was a little girl. I remember sitting in the church pew on Sundays, twisting the ring off my mom's finger and trying it on each of my own fingers. It was always too big for mine.

And now I've been wearing the ring daily for about a month. It fits greats. It makes me feel close to her. Like maybe time melts away and only the feelings remain, undiminished by years that have passed. When I look at the ring, I think about the people each of those stones represent. My brothers and sisters. Their individual personalities and my memories of growing up with them. I love them so.

This is an outbuilding I drive past daily on my way to and from work. I love it. The simplicity of a white metal building with a red metal roof. It stands alone. No house is nearby and I love that whomever it belongs to decided it should have a red roof for no obvious purpose other than, perhaps, they liked the look.

Another fixture of my commute is Lake Ray Roberts. I cross seven (I think that's right) bridges over this lake each morning and evening. This photo is of a sunrise this past week.

and this is from the same bridge, shooting a tiny bit further west, at sunset.

Oh the wildlife I've seen in the area! Turkey, Cormarants, Geese, Herons, Deer, Hogs, Bobcats, and Coyotes. And skunks...too many skunks!


1 comment:

Carol said...

LOVE this post! Thanks for sharing a slice of your world with us!!! I would soooo be covered in camo, with branches taped to my back so I could take animal pictures 'in the wild' at the lake!!! LOL