Monday, November 21, 2011
mind of winter coming on...
last week was full of cold days. i love finding the frosted highlights on leaves and seed pods, the ice holding on berries, the thin layer of snow covering the blanket of leaves. still over a week left in november and it's already snowed twice. that never happens here, or never used to. my quiet mind, encouraged by winter's stark lines and bare palettes, is a calming break from the other half, the side already feeling overwhelmed with the oncoming bustle of the holiday season. a little clean simplicity for the side exhausted after long days in real life.
but the mercury has risen and tonight i'll fall asleep to the waterfall of rain coming off the gutter outside our bedroom window. gale after gale is moving through this week, howling winds and an alarming amount of rain. a blustery, wet finish to a month well-known for them. a quiet mind is good, but sometimes a little storm helps to clear things out too.