It is true, as a gardener I spend most of the year low to the ground digging in the dirt. My focus is on all things growing from the earth. Sure, I look up every once in a while to check the sky and see what the day will bring...spring rains, summer heat, fall winds. But come December when most all the plants have gone dormant for the winter I find myself lifting my head and looking up at the sky more frequently. This morning I was greeted by a beautiful sunrise coming up over the hill.
The oranges, pinks and purples lit up the sky.
And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
And from the west side of my house the sun hit the trees so that they glowed as if they were on fire.
It certainly gave the illusion of warmth but taking a quick step outside proved otherwise. It was a crisp 22 degrees Fahrenheit. A tad chilly for this "southern" chic.