As exciting as the first snow is, I wasn't ready emotionally for it yesterday. Too early! Seeing how delighted my children were helped. Having the fire, a pot of soup, and a little last minute sewing also eased my mood... "I do love this time of year, I do," I kept reminding myself. We all went to sleep wondering what winter wonderland we'd wake up to. I was able to slip outside as the sun rose with my camera. It was in that quiet moment, with the stillness of my frozen breath, that I remembered why we chose long ago to make a home in the countryside, deep in a region where the seasons are intense and weather is always an exciting topic of conversation.
The light is so easy to find and capture out here in the wild... and every step offers a new gift...
I'm sure it will all melt as quickly as it fell. This was but a reminder of the magic we have ahead of us.
I am off to finish up a cat costume... because what else would she be, right? Hope your weekend affords you (and me!) all of the time needed to wrap up those last minute Halloween details. Now to find a black zipper!