WISHING YOU ALL A 'BLESSED CHRISTMAS'
I know its been a long time since I checked in....... in fact I've slipped out of blogging for so long that I've been finding it difficult to get started again. It saddens me when I realise that I have allowed six months to pass since my last post in June.
Actually, on checking back in my archives I see that it is exactly five years since I began writing 'Reflection Through The Seasons, the 21 December 2005 to be exact..... It's something that I have very much enjoyed over the years..... corresponding with the many friends I've made all over the world and so I've given myself a bit of a nudge to get back into the blogging scene again.
A note about Kenzo.... he has settled into life with us in Wales extremely well and it feels as if we've had him for ever. Early morning and late evening walks with him have been a joy during the summer and autumn..... however, recent weeks have been somewhat of a testing time for walking.... snowfalls have been very heavy, this has now developed into treacherous icy conditions underfoot with a bitterly cold wind blowing from the arctic.
But Kenzo loves the snow.....
(click on the pictures to enlarge for more detail if you wish )
He runs round and round the garden like crazy. One good thing
about the snow it keeps him clean..... unlike the usual muddy lanes in winter. The joys of having a white dog!
Heavy hangs the snowy sky...... an enchanted world has developed all around. Icicles hang from dripping trees and all imperfections are covered in a beautiful frozen landscape. Hardly a leaf or sprig of green remains on tree or bush and for a while our world is dressed in the purest virgin beauty.
It is Christmas Eve.... a busy day. Thankfully our local shops have re-stocked with deliveries today, shelves had become empty in recent days, even supplies of petrol ran out in local garages.... but all is restored to some degree of normality once more. After shopping this morning time has been spent in the kitchen, preparations for tomorrow when we will be joined by my brother Roger and his wife Uli. We attended the carol service early evening and now relax a while before we venture out in sub zero temperatures to attend Midnight Mass.
I wish you all a very happy Christmas as you gather in faith with family and friends.
Catch up again in the New Year.
Blessings - Marion