Golden coins dangling in the sunlight. The last of the fall leaves clinging to the dark branches of the trees along the creek. Winter is bearing down on us and the sight of the leaves holding on for dear life seems to be the same as us holding on to the last of the pleasant days in the final moments before the weather gets seriously cold. Each day without cold is a gift.
I remember one year - probably around 1984 - when it turned -30 degrees on Thanksgiving and stayed that way until Christmas Eve when it finally warmed up to -10 degrees. I don't want to see another month like that.
Hope you had a good day where you live.
Update: Cathy will begin radiation treatment next week, she doesn't have to have chemo. The doctor told her that she had the best diagnosis that it could have been. She thinks it will all be behind her by Christmas. Thank you, dear friends, for your prayers. Prayer works. Diane