The birds are busy at the feeders today, especially the cardinals. Or maybe they just stand out more.
A little of that red is reflected in the kitchen windows. I know lace curtains don't hold in the heat, but I enjoy being able to see out, and to let in the light, especially the bright reflected light of snow.
Outside is is still snowin' and blowin' and very cold. I remember the days when I would be eager to bundle up and get out in the woods. Where did that want-to go? Today I am much more content to stay fireside and look out at the weather doing its worst.
Did those 20-plus years of indoor work ruin me, or is this just a natural progression and would I have ended up in the same place anyway? I thought when I retired I'd be out and about every day, but such has not proven to be the case. Instead I take short little walks, just enough to look about me and enjoy the beauty, but not far enough to worry about slipping and falling or getting too worn out. I ask myself these questions, then make a cup of hot chocolate, curl up by the fire and pet the cat. I think I've gone soft!
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