I am going to do Tracey Clark's Picture the Holidays again this year. This year it's through Paper Coterie rather than Big Picture Classes.
Today's prompt is "Holding on to Gratitude."
Today I am grateful for the winter sun. The days may be shorter, the trees may be bare, and the colors are all turning to shades of brown, but to me the winter sun makes up for it all. It comes up late enough that I can easily be out for the sunrise. It stays low in the sky all day so even photos at noon are beautifully illuminated. It goes back down early enough that I can catch the sunset before I am busy with the evening rush of dinner and other family obligations. It fills my home with surprising beauty and paints the world in astonishing colors.
Picture the Holidays 2011: Day 1