Friday, December 3, 2010


Fall is only a recent memory.  The official Christmas countdown has begun, along with Hannukah and Advent.  I love these early days of winter.  The trees have lost all of their leaves, and the sky is beginning take on a somber hue on my drive home from work.  But I get to see the start of sunset and amazing views of the sky.  On my way home today, The sky was covered in clouds with a few spaces in between.  There were shades of violet and blue and alizarin dancing in the skys.  Then I saw golden rays escaping from between the clouds.  It was so beautiful, it made me catch my breath.  

Traffic hummed along at a steady pace, and on my left, I could see just a hint of gold coming into view at the very bottom of a cloud.  As the sun started to slip into view, the gold split into streams of light at the top and bottom.  It was gorgeous.  I actually called my sister to ask her if she could see the view from her house.  I don't know how to describe the contentment and joy that wells inside me when I see things like this.  I don't know why, but it makes feel like I just caught a glimpse of heaven.


Verde Farm said...

You know what Genny? I so think you get that bee keeping quote in your other post. You live it.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Beautiful photo Genny. The sunsets have become exceptionally beautiful this time of year, don't you agree? I do love the bee quote. Hope you are well and getting ready for the holidays. Blessings from Maine.

Genny said...

Amy: Thank you so much for your kind comment. I think you and all the bloggers I know get that quote. Just reading your blog and your posts tell me that you totally get it.

Julie: The sunsets are SO beautiful this time of year. Why is that? There's probably a scientific reason, but I'm just happy that it's so. I still have so much to do to get ready for the holidays. Many blessings to you too!