Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Weather Gods Come Out to Play
Today, we awoke to a beautiful fall morning - cool and sunny, with a few clouds thrown in for added interest. My husband had planned on spending the bulk of this day prepping for a dinner party we are hosting this evening, but when I returned from my run in the canyon, he was up the ladder installing the outdoor Christmas lights. I joked that this was a first - he normally waits til it's cold and sleeting to do this job. He replied that he had decided to take advantage of the great weather and asked if I could help. While holding the strands of lights for him, I looked up to the sky and saw two magnificent eagles flying overhead - they were out enjoying this perfect fall day as well. A minute later, I felt a light drizzle, even though there was blue sky above us. That drizzle soon turned to hail, along with a noticeable drop in temperature. I burst out laughing - there was no mention of hail in today's weather forecast. It seemed that the weather gods were playing a joke on us. Within five minutes, the silliness had stopped and the sun was out, once again. Unexpected moments of joy - they're the best.