Wednesday, November 13, 2013



Photo 52, Week 45:  Comfort

November in Minnesota begs comfort.
In my case, the extra few weeks of waking up to a little daylight 
thanks to standard time is comforting.
Even more so with some sweet creamer.
(I have also gone on a soup-making binge.)
(And baking.  Oh, the baking!)

We have had a long, gorgeous fall.  
It made up for the spring that never was.


But when November comes, we sort of hunker down.   
And we have no idea for how long.
We tend to turn inward for beauty,
even though it's still out there.
It's harder to find, and there is this nagging doubt that the effort will be fruitful
as you consider whether or not to find your gloves and put on your coat
to brave the elements.


Photo 52, Week 46:  Bumpy


But wow, the ELEMENTS!







The deer have found their comfort food.
We don't see them very often, but we know they have been here.


We have food that doesn't get buried under snow.


Lucky them!

And lucky us, because we also have comfort that remains long after the bottle of creamer is empty.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Praying today for comfort
for people experiencing all kinds of troubles.


Anonymous said...

Love, love, love fall & all its beauty and scents and these cozy, lovely photos...and love you, my friend! :)


Tracy P. said...

Aw, thank you Carla! :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your observation "turning inward for comfort" since it reminds me it's the Jesus in me that gives that comfort. Have you read "Praying For Strangers"? I recommend it. Just thought you might enjoy it. :) blessings, marlene

Deanna said...

Ahh, love that creamer, just makes the coffee extra special. And your captures of early winter are gorgeous!! A red cardinal among the red snow covered berries....delightful!!!

Skeller said...

I always love seeing winter on your blog - it's everything I don't get to see here in Cali - and thru your lens, it's so so sooooo beautiful.