20: Advent

December 17th

20: Advent

20: Advent

20: Advent

My blessing for today is found in nature. My daily morning commute includes a 15 mile drive north on the freeway. At one point each morning, I drive up a small incline. Without intention, I seem to have coordinated the sunrise with my brief view from the top of this little hill. To my right, there is a vast expanse of Native American reservation. Some of the fields hold the gray, dying remnants of a Pima cotton harvest. Others remain fallow. To the immediate north are the McDowell Mountains. To the east, the Superstitions, Four Peaks and Red Mountain. On the other side of the freeway, Camelback and Mummy Mountains look jealously to the east, watching their counterparts once again be showered first in a burst of color. I’ve come to look forward to this vista each morning.The miraculously quick change of color as the sun peeks over the mountains and the sky moves from navy to aqua to tangerine and violet — it is spectacular.

I will greatly miss the mountains and the sunrises when I move from Arizona.


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9 Responses

  1. You could see all that through the fog this morning? πŸ™‚ (weird weather ’round here!)

  2. That bag is stunning!!! (I had tons of fog on my lovely 30-mile commute. For half of it I couldn’t see more than 6 feet in front of me!) I don’t think I could move anywhere that didn’t have mountains. I miss them.

  3. Beautiful words and bag.

  4. Amazing bag! You are so talented. Your Advent posts have been wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  5. Love, love, love the bag. another great Kelli creation.

  6. Your bag is lovely!

  7. I miss the beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets already! And I miss you, too. You are right up there with them!

    Love your bag!

  8. You know what was my little pleasure in my AZ commute? When I would come across 101 towards 17, I would often see hot air balloons! They were my little morning secret and I loved them. I miss them in MI!

  9. You meant to say “if” instead of “when,” right? πŸ™‚