I don’t think it’s supposed to snow like this in the Ozarks. After sleet and freezing rain yesterday, we have a good 8″ of snow on the ground and more is coming down. We moved down exactly 11 months ago today. And though last winter had it’s cold and snowy (and icy) parts, most of the weather was balmy enough to make me taunt my family back in Iowa. Oh how the tables have turned today.
It does, however, look like the proverbial holiday card outside. I left the lights I hung on my office going over night and it sure looked pretty!
I have to confess that winter is still one of my favorite seasons. For starters, my allergies finally calm down enough so I can breathe. Next, I love the anticipation, the knowing that the world is sleeping, ready to awaken in the spring again. I find it soothing and calm. The “shush” of snow against the house, the stillness that comes from a crisp, clear night.
I feel the potential the comes with planning the seeds we’ll plant in spring. And I love the giving and joy that comes with the holiday season.
Right now my mare is heavy with foal, one that will be born in April. And I love the thought that the new life (a paint filly please, Goddess) is nestled warm and nourished by her, just as she warms and nourishes my spirit.
This Yule I look forward to homemade cookies, gifts that come from the heart, and the sharing of love with friends and family members.
To celebrate winter, I want to give away a copy of my holiday ebook, This Divine Night, to one lucky commenter. Good luck!
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