Friday, January 30, 2009
I love where I live. I pray that Idaho Power will let us stay for a long, long time. When we left the house this week, to go into town for our "Crazy Tuesday ritual" which consists of: piano lessons, chime choir, lunch with Grandma- (except this week we had a big Chinese New year lunch/culture activity with our homeschool group --more on that later) and then swimming at the city's indoor pool with the homeschool group and sometimes a trip to library......whew..gasp....anyway....that morning, the drive out of the canyon began at 8:45 a.m. with a -6 degree temperature and absolutely beautiful sunlight sparkling off the frosty trees. click on this photo to get the full "cold" effect
I felt almost euphoric and the children and I marveled at how even cheat grass was beautiful that morning because it and everything else was sparkling like diamonds in the sunshine. The sun has made itself pretty scarce around here the last 2 or 3 weeks. I don't mind cold, but I do mind greyness that seems to have no end. By the time we straggled home that night, the clouds had returned and that COLD grey look was settling in......but I have to admit: it's still beautiful.
I love our cozy little house, that looks like it could fall off the edge into the canyon when viewed from above, but when you're here-- feels quite firmly planted on the ground. Come visit us, when sunshine and warmth have returned for good and the drive down isn't quite so treacherous...