Thursday, December 23, 2004

Christmas in Florida

We have no snow here in Florida, and the only colors the leaves turn are brown after the trees are uprooted and killed by a hurricane. Unhappily, we've got plenty of brown in our landscape this year.

We put up our usual outside lights this season, but saw that very few other people did the same. Times are tough and unemployment is rampant, so you see more garage sales and homemade fruit stands than lighting displays when you drive around town.

The drabness might depress me if I didn't get up before dawn. Each morning I take a break from the writing and sit on the porch to watch the sunrise. We have an amazing sky here, as we're at the very top of a hill with nothing to block our view. Most mornings dawn is lovely, and on rare days, it is spectacular.

May the colors of your holidays be as glorious as mine.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Absolutely beautiful! Sorry, I didn't get to read it for nearly 2 years.
    Good luck with your writing.


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