It is still very dark outside and will prove to be a cloudy and rainy day. I can see beyond the deck that the holiday lights are still on at most of the docks. This is a new tradition only a few years old and it gives a pretend city festivity to our country environment. I do not feel so isolated.
An intermittent loneliness sometimes descends on me and I am sure it has to do with aging and knowing my years are limited in this space and the loss of friends and acquaintances this past month. Yes, more than one!
I see a large oak leaf falling outside the window as the heavier rain begins. It does not twirl as the others did in early fall but dive bombs down the two stories to the lawn.
Then a rush of air pushes another dried leaf against the front door making it sound as if a small bird is tapping to get inside...quickly!
The colder weather keeps me inside and it is not even all that cold! The water in the bird bath is frozen but many plants are still hanging on. I have put out the heated bird bath and the birds come to that in the early dawn, sometimes to even bathe!!
Oh, if you are still Christmas shopping here is an ad that you might consider. I somehow or other think Brent is lying about his shape.
Our sunsets have been extraordinary these fall months! The most brilliant was taken with my pixel cell phone. It does such a good job, wonder why I have a camera!
Hubby, who has been fighting a cold for two days, is now up and needing breakfast. Also, I hear my phone pinging with several text messages, probably from my son and my daughter checking on their dad, or sending another precious photo of that new special baby. AND the soccer game is about to start! I am blessed and have no reason to feel sad.