I had a dentist appointment this morning. As I was leaving the house to drive to my appt, I noticed how gorgeous the trees and bushes were - though the foilage is long gone, each and every branch was covered with the most beautiful white coating - the fog had just lifted and left it's evidence everywhere - gorgeous frost covered everything. I was disappointed to be in a hurry, because I just wanted to slow down and look at the beauty that was everywhere. I was at the dentist office for over an hour - I don't think I mentioned that I broke one of my crowns last week, did I? Anyway, when I left, I was pleasantly surprised when I was greeted by the same frost covered trees on my drive home.
I hurried in and grabbed my boots, gloves, and camera, because I wanted to capture this:
Even the icicles were covered with frost!
Meagan was outside sledding on the hill in our front yard (thanks to the TONS of snow and Brad's mad snow-blowing skills...the kids just have to open the front door to go sledding), so I took a couple of quick pictures of her too - my little snow angel. :o)
I came inside to warm up (read THAW) and about ten minutes later I looked out the window to discover all the trees brown again - their white coats were gone.
As I say good-bye to 2008 and look forward to 2009, I hope I will remember to slow down and enjoy the little things that are going on all around me. All too often, I'm in too big of a rush, there's too much going on, and I'm just too busy - which means I'm missing all of the beauty and amazing little everyday gifts that are all around me. I know that not all of these events or gifts are as forgiving as Mother Nature's gift from today - they won't always be waiting for me when I walk back out...so here's to slowing down, taking my time, and remembering to enjoy the little things and making the most of the brand new year! :o)