Monday, December 3, 2007

Across the street

It has been awhile since I walked
in the cemetery.
The leaves have now left the trees.

The geese are staying close to their water.

The pine trees are full of pine cones.

Loved ones are decorating graves
for Christmas.

It was sunny but cold.
The wind was blowing.
My eyes were watering.

I wanted to get back home.
I wanted to be warm and cozy.
I wanted a cup of cocoa.


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Always LOVE your pics!!!

Cathy said...

Love the pinecone pic! Never saw that kind before.

Thank You!

Q said...

Dear Blondie,
Thank you! This was a quick walk as I was too cold! The wind makes me feel so very cold.
It is calm today and warmer. I just might go walking in the woods.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
I really liked these pinecones. I will watch for when some fall and gather a few for my pinecone baskets. My pine trees have gifted us with so many cones and often I have gathered huge bags to share with family and friends.
Now I am interested in all the different types I come across as I walk in the woods or in the cemetery.
Thank you for walking with me. We will gather together!

Chris said...

Oh Sherry, I found this a very sad post! We should all count our blessings and remember that Christmas is not so much fun for everyone.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I have decorated family graves for the Holidays many times. It is what we do. There are no guarantees in life. We do the best we can each day. We remember to be kind to family and friends and to ourselves. My father used to say, "We were born to die." A little too pessimistic for me! I think I was born to love so that is what I go about doing!
Counting our blessings makes for a life filled with gratitude. I count you as a blessing in my life.

Sprite said...


Dearest Sherry,

At Christmastime, it is wonderful to remember our loved ones who are in 'Spirit.'

This walk reminds me of Love, long ago. It reminds me of Love and Remembrances, now and forever.

I felt the wind today in during this walk, and it was a nipping wind. Cocoa is the perfect ending for a gentle spirit's walk.

Love you,

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
The older I get the more loved ones I "know" in spirit. I always think of them, every day.
The weather has been so changeable of late. Hot then cold! The north wind is so cold this morning, as I write, that I am not wanting to get out in it!
Part of my December decorating is cocoa pots! I love them. When I want the perfect cup I steam my soy milk and melt my chocolate...
Yummmy stuff. I do hold the whip cream..watching those extra unneeded calories.
I do lavender and rosemary just for Love and Remembrances...I cannot imagine Christmas with out them, part of the olde ways.
I am so happy you remember these things. I am so happy we share this daily walk. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for your unending kindness.
Hugs and cocoa,