On this cold December 1st..
simple and random thoughts..
while looking out my window as often I do..
towards Ernie's beautiful maple..
today, the contrast is quite stark..
the limbs are dark..
and bare of all but a few remaining leaves..
the inquisitive squirrel has not popped by..
not even appeared to peer back at me!!
haven't seen the bobtailed one either..
the view is partially obscured..
no beautiful blue backdrop..
or even a cloud..
just a lighter shade of grayness..
and the already accumulated 3-4 inches..
of newly fallen snow on his roof..
falling, blowing almost sideways..
for most of the day..
to be followed by frigid cold for the next week..
no reason for me to be out and about..
too much to be done indoors..
nice, toasty, warm..
smelling all Christmasy from candles..
it's that most wonderful time of year!!!
..if only in my dreams!!!!!