Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunsets and stuff.

I haven't seen this kind of sunset in a little while...the days have been repeatedly grey around here, the sun rising and falling without much of an appearance at all...which is probably why, when I came across this photograph amongst my file of "yet to be filed" images today, I was so enamored by it. It speaks of brighter days, warmer days, longer days…all of which I very much look forward to!  (I really should consider moving somewhere less "seasonal"...those snowbirds, a.k.a. my mother and father-in-law, really know what they are doing!)

"This too shall pass", as the proverb tells us.

In the meantime, plenty of clutter to sift through, in search of that elusive simplicity!  And, plenty of adventures to plan...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

We rang in the New Year in one of our favorite places, again…Jackson, Wyoming. It was frigidly cold, well into double digit negative numbers, but oh, so beautiful. The critters were mostly tucked away and not many people were venturing out into the cold, so we enjoyed a serenely quiet day amidst the grandeur of the Teton Range…watching the sun move across the sky, listening to the sound of crunching snow under our snowshoes, dancing to my own absurd songs in an effort to thwart the cold (not an easy task, by the way, dancing in snow shoes) and enjoying immensely our heated vehicle!

And there, in the calm of the sun setting upon the mountain landscape, I decided upon my resolution for the New Year…to seek and appreciate simplicity. It truly is, after all, the simplest things which give us joy in our lives…not the hustle & bustle, nor the to-do lists, nor the objects we acquire…but the purest appreciation of our own lives, the people in it, and the moments we share.

Peace, to you and yours in 2011.