31 turns to 1

December pond

The final day of 2017 has drawn to a close, another year now in the history books. There are now scant minutes added onto the daylight hours, each a step away from winter. Soon the light will have a noticeably different slant as the earth continues the age-old tilt of the ongoing seasons. It has been cold, but a walk outdoors in such weather blows out the cobwebs that form when stuck inside too long. New boot, a warm jacket, gloves and headgear serve to keep the chill at bay to get some much needed exercise. I am both wind and solar powered, needing to be out of doors on a regular basis to keep myself in top form, both mentally and physically. It gives me the space and pace I need to set things in motion and feel ready to tackle the next thing on the list. It is time to say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018.

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Early December

Milford 12-2_056

The final weeks of the year are underway, too often they are clouded by the holiday mania that occurs. Advertising agencies have perfected a way to convince the masses that the perfect Christmas means finding the perfect gifts, and spending more than intended. And so I am sharing this serene image as a sort of early gift for my readers to relax into at this busy time. Enjoy!