Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The sunrises the past few days have been so intense. As if the sky had ignited on was on fire! The colors and hues that are cast into the morning sky create an impressionable memory both in my mind and my heart this time of year. It reminds us both, every time we see it, of how fortunate and blessed we are to be able to live amongst this kind of God given majesty!
Along with the intense sunrises,there have been some pretty warming alpenglow skies in both the mornings and evenings. It has been so amazing to us both how the sky takes on such enhanced and brilliant colors in the winter. It has inspired me to work on mixing glazes that somewhat reproduce some of these natural hues for my pottery. I am kind of thinking of running a line of wares that represents the cool and soft tones of winter!
I was drooling over some scenery the other morning and caught the sight of 3 moose grazing in the morning cold. It was -14F below zero this particular morning, a day after some seriously torrential winds battered the peninsula for two days straight. There were times when I sincerely thought that the house was going to lift off the way the winds would roar in across the lake, getting louder and louder before they would pummel into the house and literally shake it. Judging by the calm of this mornings picture one would never realize the stress both man and animal had withstood just hours before!
Despite the cold Maryann and I have been indulging in much snowshoeing this winter and have caught some pretty nice scenery while exploring different trails. I am not going to say that the temps being below zero necessarily discourages us, but it sure takes some serious motivation to get out and be active when it is that cold. It most certainly makes you appreciate a warm truck heater when your done, or a wood stove to thaw in front of! This next pic is of the sun in the sky at mid day....12:00 noon give or take 15 minutes!
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and if you get offended by that then for your sake we wish you a happy whatever it is that you believe in your hearts! It really doesn't matter what it is you celebrate as long as you are celebrating it in the way that suits you, and for this we hope the next couple of weeks are a safe and good time for all. And for anyone who sent us a card but haven't received one back...this is all part of the unmotivation I spoke of! I have studied on writing one of those prefab Christmas letters for the past couple of weeks, but just haven't had the gumption yet. It may end up being a Happy New Year card this year!
A winter Solstice moonrise just minutes ago over the lake....which is an iced up snowy meadow until around May!