A couple of hundred years ago, Emily wrote:
“It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.”
That’d be that beautiful and bountiful winter snow! We are closing out the year by watching the sunsets and pondering the covering of “alabaster wool” coating the trees around us.
This tortuga is in “tiny home mode” … that is, we have been settled in for several weeks wrapping up year end projects. Winter is a good time to be plugged into “shore power” … using propane heat as a backup only. During that time we can concentrate on project work for short bursts, then truly relax on long breaks to contemplate the world around us.
In the background we always have that itch to get back to “RV mode” though – because you know we enjoy traveling in the winter! What will the new year bring?
All we know for sure is that the peacefulness of this winter is a real break from the frantic year that is now past.
Oh yes, we are refreshed and renewed by the winter snow … “quiet and soft and slow.” Audrey Assad sings it best:
Could’ve come like a mighty storm
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could’ve come like a forest fire
With the power of Heaven in Your flame
But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below