It snowed this morningPosted: November 30, 2011
I looked out the window when I woke up this morning and saw snowflakes turning the air white. It looked almost like a blizzard out there. This was not our first snowfall of the season, but it feels like the first real snowfall even though the ground was too warm for it to stick.
By the time I bundled up and went outside with camera in hand, it had let up a little.
I had forgotten how cold feels. We’ve been blessed with such warm weather lately that I wasn’t prepared for that gust of arctic air that hit me full on when I walked out the door.
I had to search around to find an area where the snow was actually sticking. The wind was blowing it up against the moss at the bottom of one of the locust trees.
I didn’t stay outside too long. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things without overdoing it.
It is day 66 of my yoga commitment. I tried a new (to me) DVD today. First I cranked up the heat. I’ve been wanting to try hot yoga. I’m not sure it’s offered anywhere nearby. While this wasn’t exactly hot yoga (I can’t afford to turn the heat up too high for too long), it was nice and toasty in the living room with the heat up a little and a fire going in the fireplace.
The DVD is part of a series (Yoga Journal’s Complete Guide to Home Yoga Practice), and is titled Yoga for Stress. The sequences (as well as a guided relaxation and a guided meditation) are led by Baxter Bell, M.D. Today I did the Stress Prevention practice which took about 35 minutes (and an additional 10 or so while I rested in relaxation pose). I love it. I can’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed and loose and easy. Thank you, Dr. Bell.
I captured the sun during its brief appearance yesterday just before sunset. It got quite dark and the wind was gusting mightily, moving the clouds quickly across the sky.
Eventually there was a break in the clouds that allowed the sun to come out full force for about 15 minutes. It was wonderful, especially against the backdrop of the dark clouds.
The light was soft and golden
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying the snow and sunset with me. Sunset is at 4:59pm today, and it looks like it might be an interesting one if enough of the clouds clear out. I think I’ll bundle up and have a seat on the deck to watch it. I’ll put out a few extra chairs in case you want to join me. 🙂