It was one of those mornings. The fog was so thick I couldn’t see further than the house next door. I could feel the moisture in the cold air. My hair dryer was broken (so I’ll just let you imagine how I looked). I discovered that my children had ruined something I cared about (and it was brand new, too!) and I couldn’t find my keys.
After calling my husband to complain, I grabbed the spare keys and headed out for the kindergarten carpool. As I turned the corner, I happened to notice the frost on some weeds by the side of the road. I turned around, went home, grabbed my camera, and went back to park by the side of the road. I gave myself 5 minutes to capture some of the wonder which the fog had made possible.
I’m SOOO glad I did. Just a few minutes taking pictures as the sun finally managed to penetrate the fog changed my whole day. I hope that the beauty of God’s creations can help make yours a little better, too!
Thistles. Simple, but now beautiful as well.
An oak leaf on the ground.
I think the picture below might be my favorite. When I look at this, I can’t help but think that all the beauty we work so hard to create doesn’t hold a candle to the brilliance of frost on this bush. It was like thousands of sparkling stars.
Ivy climbing up a fence.
Lesson learned. Next time you need to shake the foggy winter blues, get out IN it! Grab your camera and a jacket, and give yourself a few minutes to wander around your neighborhood in search of beauty. You probably won’t need to go farther than your own yard. Not only will you come home with some gorgeous photos, you will feel better about the fact that it’s winter. (And if you’re me, you might even think something like “wow, I might be figuring out how to use this camera, after all!”)
Have a wonderful winter’s day!