Tuesday, February 17, 2009
On my way home from the gym today I thought about winter. Particularly, February's winter. It lingers. February is full of what I like to call "crunchy" snow. It's not the fluffy, pretty stuff of January - it's brown, icy, and.. well, crunchy! On top of that, the days are still short, the weather is still cold, and now we get the added bonus of rain too.
However! The days are getting longer, and if it's raining then it must be warmer! The sun was setting at 6 when I left the gym, casting one of my favorite images in the tree line and sky. It happens in the early morning and again at night while the sun turns the sky vibrant colors and makes the trees black outlines against the changing colors.
And it wouldn't look nearly as fabulous with a bunch of leaves now would it?!
Winter may be wearing on all of us, lingering after the party a little too long, but let's just try to keep our eyes open to what it still has to offer us in the next month (begrudgingly I will rephrase to 'month or two').
I can be thankful for February. I just have to remind myself every now and then. :)
Posted by Rachel Lake at 8:57 PM