November 14, 2013

All the Leaves are Brown

November 14, 2013 Photo of the day:
"All the leaves are brown..."

As the song says, "All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray," but I'm not "California Dreamin'." We did have a wonderful time in San Francisco earlier this year and I'm sure it is warm in L.A., but I prefer to spend my winter days here in Wisconsin. I really do appreciate our four distinct seasons. Although winter is officially a month away, the days are shorter, the skies are steely, the brown leaves crunch beneath my feet, and we have already had our first dusting of snow. It's hard to find beauty in the the bare branches, the biting winds, and the prolonged darkness. Yet there is a lovely stillness that settles in and I look forward to the comfort of cashmere sweaters, Norwegian mittens, bowls of homemade soup, steaming mugs of strong coffee and hot cocoa, George Winston (Autumn, December, Linus & Lucy), crackling fires, knitting, reading Little Women.... Doesn't that sound cozy?