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20 February 2010

Sunsets In The Park


Last night Gretchen & I were feeling cooped up & cranky, but at one point I glanced out our front window and saw the most gorgeous sunset. I threw on my coat, tossed G in her snowsuit/into the Ergo & ran out the door with my camera and into the park. This photo really doesn't capture the feeling that we had out there. We were so happy, even with the biting wind on our cheeks. She nestled in close to my chest as I snapped photos with frozen fingers. We were only outside for about ten minutes but it was just what we needed. I often need to remind myself that though the cold has settled, being outside & especially in that park, really lifts my heart to a place where I can find calm again. I do hope Spring comes swiftly, but for now, I'm making peace with the chill.

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PS. I see that my dear neighbour captured this gorgeous sight much better than I could! Bless!

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7 Comments:

Blogger OHmommy said...

At least you ran out and ran for that calmness. Bliss. More people should, don't you think?

February 20, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Oh yes! It was so worth it -- at first I had that moment of 'ugh it takes so long to get out of the house with a baby' but thought better of it and kicked my butt out that door.

I'm SO grateful for it!

February 20, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

There's something about fresh air and the the time of day- dusk. It's when the world is beginning to quiet down. Good for you for getting yourself and G dressed up.

February 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth said...

wow, you just told my story. Well not exactly, but the cooped up winter blahs creep all around me, last night the setting sun came through my window and hit my miserable pouting mug, and I noticed the beautiful way it shined through the neighbors icicles...I was in awe, I was inspired, I was warmed inside and out by this sight...and I jumped up, well jumped up as much as a 9 month preggo woman can, threw on my boots, grabbed my camera and ran out the door. I felt so much better after that :)

February 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger buttercup caren said...

This is so awesome! We have a cross-post! :)
I just updated my Sunset post to link back to yours.
loves!

February 21, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, Mary Beth -- that's so lovely! Also -- can't wait to see that little one when they arrive!

February 21, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Rachel Elizabeth said...

Loving the picture and missing the snow.

February 26, 2010 at 1:19 AM  

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