Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shorter Days

All the lifeguard towers have been moved aside for winter. The large crowds of sunbathers are gone, and the beaches are peacefully quiet once again in the early morning.

This is one of my favorite times of year. The shadows are longer. I dug the long sleeve jersey and knickers out of the closet again. After my ride, while sitting at work, my hot drink serves the dual purpose of tasting good and warming my hands.

Tiptoe likes winter too.

13 comments:

Trishie said...

love the bike photo + love tiptoe !!

jameson said...

i think i am probably one of the few people who actually like the colder, shorter days. i don't mind breaking out the cold weather gear... i mean it only last a few months.

Kim said...

ohh that fireplace looks heavenly!

Renee said...

It seems like it takes me so long to adjust to the shorter days, that by the time I do, it is time to switch back again! I am really not a huge fan, but it does make me appreciate the light when I have it!

Caroline said...

Can't wait to celebrate winter with you next week ;) This mornings ride was way too cold...it's about time to get this season wrapped up! Thanks for all the well wishes. I know I'll draw upon them all when I'm out there digging deep on Sunday!!!

Heidi Austin said...

that fire is sooo inviting :) Not my favorite time of year, but I guess it depends on where ya are. JEALOUS!

D said...

You said knickers.

t-odd said...

Tiptoe is one of the greatest names for a cat. I wish my winter was more like your winter. Unfortunately, my winter includes snow, sub-zero temperatures and lasts a lot longer. But then what would I bitch about, right?

Teresa said...

awe! kitties love the warmth! mine likes to get her hair blown with the hair dryer cuz its so warm. Cozy time of year!
tn

Samantha said...

Your post sure makes me miss living @ the central coast. Simple loved it.
Sounds like a nice relaxing time/moment.

FLATOUT JIM said...

"This is one of my favorite times of year. The shadows are longer. I dug the long sleeve jersey and knickers out of the closet again."

Come train up here and see how long you think "Favorite time of the year"

I need to move to California. Or maybe Florida.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Yes, yes!! Couldn't agree more! :) I love the long shadows at the beach....

Ordinarylife said...

Nice pictures.

As you prepare for winter we are getting ready for summer.