Yesterday morning when I started out on my walk with the dogs, the sun was just an orange candle glow barely cutting through the darkness on the horizon. I could barely see the road, and if the dogs stepped off of the white caliche, forget it - they just melted into the black on either side of me.
But light came quickly - first a soft gray wash over everything, then hints of color appeared, like someone was dabbing the scenery with a brush...a touch of gold on the bordering weeds, some green on the cedars, a bit of blue in the sky, clouds of pink, wispy stripes.
TG is home, with a job (hallelujah!) but since we only have two running vehicles, I have to shuttle her two and from work, which means I have to get an earlier jump on my morning routine. Hence, the walk in the dark. I enjoy having her home again, though, and I'm grateful I get to spend that time with her in the car every day.
The dogs were a little confused about the earlier start, but I think they enjoyed it. I know I did...the rest of the day was busy and rushed, and the memory of that calm dawn was a nice place to slip away to when I needed to catch my breath.
Tom brought Daniel home yesterday afternoon, but I didn't even get much of a chance to visit with him before we had to head out the door to a Christmas party. I've been trying to make up for it today...snatches of conversation while swapping out loads of laundry, snapping photos of him splitting wood for his dad, discussions on books and movies. And he'll be here several days, so I look forward to movies and games of ping-pong and more discussions.
Speaking of ping-pong, his friend Austin is here, and we're about to go play. Daniel just poked his head in the door to remind me. It's too gorgeous of a day to spend anymore time on the computer!
So my Friday Favorite Photo is this one I snuck of Daniel, even though I actually took it this morning. But it's my blog, my rules, and I'm already a day late anyway, right? (I'd include one of TG, but there's that promise of no photos...)
Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday!