For just this moment, the sun is shining. Sparks of light glint off the many inches of snow that blanket the ground in these crisp-cold days of early January. In the past few days, I have noticed with joy the lengthening of the days, but until now there have been no blue skies to revel in.
I am beginning the new year with a round of deep cleaning, setting aside items to donate or pass along as I work. I am trying to begin with a clean slate.
Looking ahead, I expect to try collecting sap and making maple syrup for the first time in February, just before launching into this year's gardening season with seed starting in all the sunny windows of this old farm house.
For now, I will sit quietly and enjoy this brilliant light. It is a truly welcome blessing in the heart of winter.
Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you blessings and light.