There are times when thinking in a box is attributed with being Conservative however I don’t believe this to be true at all. Being Conservative to me is much like being a Republic. It’s not that you don’t move forward, it’s that you move forward with principles. I don’t believe this hinders progress, I believe it brings forward values that keep us strong while staying away from that which does us harm. I will never believe that the end justifies the means and if that’s your idea of progress you need to see where this thinking has brought those that followed such ideas in the past. If you’re progressive…ask yourself where you’re progressing to and from…it matters. Cryptic? Well, it’s where my mind has been.
I’ve seen a return to winter weather once again. It has a beauty of it’s own but I have to leave the comfort of my home to really appreciate it. There were no comforts outside. Fact is there was no chair that I’d want to sit inbut the beauty was worth seeing…and because I brought my principle with me…in this case my camera…I could share the beauty with you all where you don’t have to feel the bite in the air. The sky has a wonderful blue here usually but the white contrast made it all the more spectacular. I love the view from the back yard…I wish sometimes I had a big wall picture of it yet if I did maybe I wouldn’t want to come out and see it as it changes with the seasons. It’s actually been warm enough this winter that I’m quite spoiled…since when have I ever considered anything above zero cold? I love when the brilliant winter sun silhouettes the trees this wayand I also love when the snow sticks to the branches. The snow can make things appear like they belong in a snow globe. The stones in the yard look like Mexican wedding cookiesand the evergreens have a dusting that looks much like confectioner’s sugar…or am I just hungry? This tree is one of my favorites. I’m very glad we have vinyl fence…the weathering would quickly destroy it after a couple years like we’ve had. Some neighbors have wooden fences that were put up just last year that are already showing weathering however ours remains strong…even in the powerful wind we get up here in the Heights. The truth is I will never get tired of this view. I love the shadows, I love the white and blue…I love it all. I still have to admit that though the sugar of winter might look sweetbut I like the feel of warmer seasons far more! If you venture out of your comfort zone…which I hope you do…don’t forget to bring your principles with you…that doesn’t make you closed minded…it makes you wise.