It’s Friday, so it’s time for another Random 5 Friday, a fun meme started by Nancy at A Rural Journal.
Fall seems to be rapidly turning into winter. The trees are almost bare here, though there are still a few leaves hanging on.
I am fascinated with the shapes of trees underneath the leaves that cover them during much of the year. I enjoy the stark look and the clear silhouettes of the smaller branches against the sky.
|A tree in our neighborhood that I admire.|
Is it my imagination or do the fall-into-winter sunsets seem to happen more quickly than sunsets during the summer?
It seems like there is a small window of time to enjoy the pretty show of colors. Maybe this will help me appreciate them all the more.
|Sunset photo taken from the car as we drove to Roanoke this week|
Another sign of the changing season: Christmas lights! Larry and I drove through a dark, rural area one evening this week, and I was surprised at the number of houses that were decorated for Christmas.
It’s still a little early for me to want to decorate for Christmas, but seeing those lights brighten the darkness was nice.
I am steadily getting ready for my freelance editing work. I’m moving towards officially starting after the first of the year. I’ll share more details as I get things in place. I’m so excited!
Though I haven’t yet done any Christmas shopping, I have managed to get Larry to suggest a couple of things he’d like as a gift. That’s an accomplishment. Usually it’s difficult for me to pull any such information out of him. He says I don’t need to give him anything.
Christmas is not about exchanging gifts. But opening up some special gifts on Christmas morning is a ritual that I look forward to.
We sit together by the tree, with Christmas music playing on the stereo. And there’s usually a cat around waiting impatiently for an empty box to become available.
|Christmas 2007. Thunder Cat watches as Sam settles into a gift box. Both cats have since gone over the Rainbow Bridge, but we think of them everyday.|