Playing with Darkness and Light

Dear Liza,

It gets dark very early now, and the high temperatures are in the 40s during the day, and 30s at night. We are doing a lot more indoor activities. We made rum balls to send to Mr. Murphy, and cookies for neighbors are up next. I am making Christmas presents for friends and family. We are wrapping everything!

But every now and then, I just need to get out and wander. This morning I did a lap of Laurelhurst Park, hunting for just the right stick for Cousin Kestrel’s present, which I will show you tomorrow, if it gets finished.

The sunlight was very pretty coming through the trees.

This evening, after a day of sewing and sending packages off from our newly -found favorite Post Office , I headed out again, and discovered that all lights are pretty on a cold wet night.

I love being able to find beauty in ordinary things. My Dad, your great grandpa Lowell, would stop and stare at a shadow, or the line of a tree, just to appreciate how pretty it was.

His early example, and all the artists in my life, allow me to see what is right in front of me. Have a good day!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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