• Jenene

An Illuminated Crown of Gold

It is Day 7 in our new home on Cougar Mountain. While it is an apartment community, you get the sense that you've been gently tucked in behind a boundary of evergreens, their protective boughs fanned wide. Perched high, all around us, they assuredly stand watch. There is an abundance of peace, a soothing natural artistry, in surroundings that plant gratitude that has already taken deep root in my soul.


In the still, dark quiet of morning...


I close my eyes...


I breathe...


Deeply...


And I thank my Maker for His infinite gifts.


I open my eyes to discover day overcoming night! It appears with an illuminated crown of gold resting softly on rounded crests. Colors briefly, yet magnificently, overtake the sky, and my heart fills with joy like that of a child. I race across the room to step barefooted from carpeted warmth to an icy chill that greets me beyond the white French doors. I pay the frigid sensation little attention, as I passionately focus on capturing the new morning images.


And once again...


I close my eyes...


I breathe...


Deeply...


And I thank my Maker for His infinite gifts.


Photo and video below taken from our deck.

November 21, 2020




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