Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21st, Winter, Ely, etc...

Such a beautiful sunny winter day today, the Winter Solstice. Temps were about -3 this morning when I left the house. A perfect crisp winter day.

An old beaver lodge in winter, Burntside Lake, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Animal tracks, I'm guessing fox, down on the shore by the old beaver lodge...
  
Sunny winter solstice on Burntside lake, http://huismanconcepts.com/
The now frozen Burntside Lake looking out from one of the vistas on the Passi Road up the Echo Trail...
 Sometimes, the aging cynic in me wants to fight the cold and the snow as if it is an enemy, intentionally engaging in antagonizing me... But on a day like this, just driving to a job-site up the Echo trail, if I can just stop a moment and breathe...

A Burntside Island, winter solstice, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Another view from one of the overlooks on the Passi Road as I was driving to work this morning...

Winter road through the trees near Burntside lake, http://huismanconcepts.com/
There are worse commutes, I suppose...
We can complain... I certainly can, I do it all the time, the world is not a perfect place by a long shot... I don't know why things happen as they do. When the time comes for me, you can bet I will have some questions to ask, but in the mean time, I need to try to focus on quieting my mind, finding the peace, taking the moments one by one...