Thursday, December 3, 2009

golden

The past couple of days have been incredible in Seattle. Frosty mornings, blindingly sunny days, clear moonlit nights. It has really helped my spirits to be able to linger outside and take in all that beauty as I mourn the loss of Cinnamon, our cat. We've strung a few white lights outside. We're lighting candles every night, and have been reading about the Christmas story and talking about advent. And today, much to Abbott's relief we finished the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers.

How are things in your corner of the world? Happy Thursday to you.

28 comments:

Theresa said...

I remember frost. Don't see it where I live now.

Sammi said...

Regarding thanksgiving leftovers, at my work we have started cooking turkeys for our Christmas party's (our first is tomorrow). I am already sick of the sight and smell. Luckily for me, my Christmas dinner will be pigeon, pheasant and partridge, yum yum!

Valerie said...

These are so beautiful !
I love cold sunny days but such luck over here...
I know the house must feel so empty without here, the first weeks are SO hard.
xoxoxo

Purple Flowers said...

We had rain and some high winds last night. To my delight, I was sleeping on flannel sheets! The house is getting decorated, and we too finished the last of the turkey last night. Yay!

Frau said...

Cold, rainy and frosty...listening to Christmas music staying warm! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Francesca said...

haha, poor Abbott! My boys are just the same: unless it's pizza, leftovers are better left alone in their view:)! Stunning photos. I'm appreciating more and more the quality of light in the cold season.

kks said...

wow, gorgeous pictures! our weather has been dark, cold and still no snow...
xo

Cate said...

let abbott know about a little thing called "the leftover party". we have them every single year, and it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. those leftovers are gone lickety split.

as for those images, lecia, you always stun me with how you get those wide shots and then come back in for the details. completely gorgeous.

Jodi said...

I was thinking of you last night. I was looking at the nearly full moon and was happy to know that you were enjoying another night of it. These pics are so perfect for the timing. Funny how what we photograph really reflects mood and events.

BTW - turkey soup hit the freezer on Tuesday.

Ruth said...

Ah it looks gorgeous in Seattle. Your photos are breathtaking. Here in Connecticut, it's sunny and in the high 60s today--lovely weather, but definitely not what I'd hope for in December. I want snow!

Caroline said...

I hope you will all find peace in your hearts as you mourn Cinnamon's loss. Are you familiar with the book Cat Heaven By Cynthia Rylant- if not, look into it. It will be comforting to know that Cinnamon is enjoying herself in Cat Heaven.

Anna said...

it has been beautiful around here. i'm so sorry about your loss of cinnamon. thanks for sharing.

Karena said...

It is getting colder in Kansas City! However the beauty of lights everywhere and the spirit is here. OMG look at my latest painting and then your first image!! I am so sorry about Cinnamon!

lynanne said...

That mushroom picture is just stunning. Out of the blue, Colson asked about Cal a couple days ago. Tell him hello!

Beth said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. You inspired me to take some of my own of our Los Angeles morning!

http://remarkablydomestic.com/2009/12/03/oh-what-a-beautiful-morning/

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the lighting in that second to last photo. Beautiful.

It's 60+ degrees in NYC today! Crazy, right?

Ina in Alaska said...

I resolved to make much less food next T-Giving because we too just finished our leftovers. I look forward to making soup out of the turkey carcass, however.

Glad Mother Nature is being kind to you... I am sure there is a sweet kitty up in Heaven being welcomed by your sweet Grandmother. xoxoxo

Stephanie B said...

I might have to get myself to Seattle with views like that!! Oh my!

Jessica said...

Those photos completely justify what I've been thinking for years...Seattle is hands down one of the most beautiful places!

heidi said...

Beautiful pics! And you guys have us beat on the first frost :-)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Beautiful.....

I enjoy these pictures so much....

Cold Cold Cold frosty nights here..warm for a couple of hours..then cold again....

Best,
Kary

Kwana said...

Wow these are just beautiful. Things were windy and warm today but now cold again so there you go.

Chai Ling said...

Greetings from Singapore! We have bright sunny day in the mornings, rainy day in the afternoons and a little warm at nights. This is what usually we will have for Dec :)

nicola@which name? said...

the frost photos are stunning. i am surprised to hear of your clear skies, because we have been having grey, cold, and almost damp days down here. that said, the sun did come out at some point today. keeping you in my thoughts. you have had too much loss recently.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

A Day That is Dessert said...

Caroline: our vet loaned us Cat Heaven and the kids have found it very helpful/comforting...thank you so much for the suggestion.

Thanks everyone for your words of support about Cinnamon. And interesting to hear about what's going on in your corner of the world!

KPiep said...

I've been craving light, and your pictures were exactly what I needed!

trinsch said...

we've had sun and a heat wave till today. 25 degrees celcius and breakfast in the garden under the palm trees. it's pretty hard to keepn up with my plan, which was to get into the holiday spirit this december, as we, for the first time, will not be going back to denmark for christmas.

your photos are stunning! what an amazing place you live, what a view. you are so lucky.

Des said...

Wow, these photos are really outstanding. Excellent work.