Dreamin’ of Summer

Sometime in early January, when all the hustle of the holidays is over, there is a downward turn in the spirit. It feels as if we may not ever see the sun again. We leave in the dark and return at dusk, and the sun makes its elliptical course across the horizon. Summer days are dim remembrances. So, I decided to travel back in my imagination to warm my winter-frozen heart.

IMG_2353

I recall the warmth of the sun’s rays juxtaposed against the crisp, icy cold of a mountain stream.

IMG_2349

In the high desert, a bit of shade offers real respite from the heat. We can find our perfect temperature by adjusting slightly to all-shade, partial-shade or full sun.

IMG_2389

Paul found his angle of repose.

IMG_2390

Golden Lake glows on a golden morning.

IMG_2345

The hike is difficult. But, we find most places worth going to are.

IMG_2391

These family adventures sure make this guy happy…

IMG_2343

and we all happy with him.

IMG_2397

Today, the sun didn’t sweep across the sky at such a galloping pace. We drive home in the light now. Every day gets longer and longer. I stepped outside and basked in the pale sunlight — still in my sweater, coat and scarf. Summer days are bound to come again. It’s a promise.

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Hi Danielle,

    So good to see your posts. I love reading them. Makes me wish my kids were younger, but I am moving on to new adventures with the grandkids. How is Paul doing? I haven’t heard anything in quite some time and I pray for your family that all is getting better. Miss you my dear friend. Love, June

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s