Golden December

This December, That love weighs more than gold! - Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

The month with the shortest amount of daylight.

Yet, in the Puget Sound, we are still being blessed with gold leafed trees.  Some even have red and orange mixed among their branches while others directly across the street are completely bare.

Even though the rain pours from time to time and fog creeps in.....there is colorful beauty shining forth like soft candlelight. 

I am grateful for this coloring of my sometimes gray world.

So many people are hurting these days.  Real and true hurts that cut their hearts in so many pieces.  

Darkness can sometimes emphasize the pain or it can comfort with the aid of candles, warm blankets, soft music or a fun movie and a warm cup of something held between two grateful hands.

I prayed early this Autumn for a l-o-n-g colorful season.  God answered my prayer and I give Him thanksgiving and praise.  He knew I'd need this color.  He knew I'd need bright spots in harsh days when emotions roller coaster for friends, loved ones and even self.

No matter where you are.... 
   -  in places filled with gray
   -  in farmlands of sepia
   -  near a lake lacking familiar frozen layers
   -  in spaces where sun shines and there are actually warm temperatures 
   -  lands covered with snowy white fluff

May you feel the blessings of color and beauty bright.  They are gifts from Above, no matter what the weather inside or outside our lives.


  1. I am with you on candles and warm and cozy... on gray days, which we don't have many of, but when we do I like candles glowing and right now Christmas lights glowing, to take away the dreary no color day

  2. God is so willing to bless us,but He love when we ask,as you did.I am so happy for you.All we have to do is look around and we see the hand of God at work on our behalf. Have a beautiful day.

  3. Beautiful Autumn colors! Lovely post! Have a happy weekend!

  4. What a beautiful reminder that every season is a gift from God! Thank you, my friend.

  5. Amen Stacey.
    We still have golden and red leaves hanging on inspite of the rain and wind.
    They warm me too.
    I posted a few golden days several posts back. Come take a look.

  6. A lovely, colourful show of gratitude.

  7. My world is full of lots of the white fluffy stuff right now. December is indeed a beautiful month!
    Hope yours is wonderful!
    xo Catherine

  8. Yea hear hear thanks for sending out this colorful view to me in these gray rainy days we have had.
    And again God did hear your prayers my love. Hugs for you and your mom.
    And I'll be cuddling up in a blanket enjoying coco and a movie as your prescreption is.
    Hugs Dagmar

  9. Dropping by to wish you a blessed Christmas. Miss you here.