A Change of Seasons

I’m just sitting here, it’s going on 1 am, and I have Zoe sleeping on me as I write. It’s cold and rainy tonight.

I took this picture earlier this Autumn. It’s the first one I had ever taken with my iPhone (hush up, I’m slow at learning new things) — and I am so glad I have it. It makes me happy every time I look at it. After a very hectic and stressful summer, I managed to capture a moment of peacefulness, playtime, sunshine and light. Zoe, on the left, and Randy, right, were finally starting to trust and like each other — that was an event to savor!

Now Autumn is coming to a close very rapidly. Jerry did all of the end-of-the-season yard work today, making sure everything is buttoned up for the winter. The upcoming week is supposed to be colder, rainy and we may even see some snow as well.

I’ve dreaded Winter in the past. Since my knee replacements, I have a fear of walking on icy sidewalks, so I stay home a lot. Also my chronic depression usually takes a nosedive in the winter, what with there being a lack of sunny days. Winter meant feeling trapped in a dense, gray mental fog with no hope of it ending until the first days of Spring.

But this year seems a little different. I feel more hopeful and at peace with the change of the seasons. Like no matter how deep and dreary the Winter may get, Spring is still just around the corner and I’ll be alright. I’m not certain what has brought on this change, but I’m rather enjoying it.

I hope you like the picture, my friends. More again soon!

XoxoOXOXox~

Christine