Thursday, December 15, 2011

Light is good

We've been enjoying an unusual amount of sunshine for the month of December.
And around here, any amount of sunshine in the winter is a really good thing.
But sometimes the sun has to work really, really hard to make it's appearance.

(Yep... that round thing in the middle of the pic is the sun, not the moon.)

The fog was particularly thick and despite it's best efforts, I didn't think the sun was going to win out.
(And despite appearances, this is NOT a black and white photo, that's just the way it was!)

But the sun DID win...
and for a short time that day we had beautiful blue skies,
which turned into a beautiful pink sunset and moon rise.

I was driving home from a trip to Target and as I came up over a hill,
I saw the moon rising up over the mountains.
I didn't have my real camera with me, so my not so great camera phone was put to a test.

It turned out okay, but ooooooohhhhhh what I would have done to have my other camera on hand.

Still... I love this picture because it reminds me of one of the many reasons why I LOVE where I live.
I love the mountains.
I love the lake.
(I also love my friends and neighbors, but they're not in this picture.)

Life is good.


Susan said...

Beautiful! I love your banner too, such a great movie!

Jess said...

Don't know if I dare say it but it sure doesn't feel like winter here... and you're having extra sunshine? This global warming thing might not be so bad after all?

I love that sunset pic!

koreen (aka: winn) said...

I find it so interesting and cool that sometimes the natural light works as a photo editor and you can get a b/w effect naturally. Great photo!

Leslie said...

i love it at your house

Grammie/Mom said...

Our weather has been pretty warm and sunny. I hope it lasts. I like your sunset pic.

Bunch of Barrons said...

We've had great weather this winter too. I'm really grateful for it especially since I can't wear any of my winter clothes right now with this giant preggo belly. ;)

T.J. said...

look at your header!!!! SO SO fun :)

I can see why you love where you live, even with the fog.

Today I threw all of us outside for a walk as the sky looked the same as you show. We made it about 1/2 mile before the weather started in, but it couldn't decide whether to snow, or rain, or sleet. I VOTE SNOW!!!!!!!!!

alita jewel said...

I'm so happy that "life is good" for you. Miss you, chica!

PS. I loved listening to your artist suggestions. You have great tastes in music!