December in Toronto seems to be an in-between season: the beautiful leaves of Autumn have all fallen onto the ground; and no snow yet covers the grounds. We have had the cold days, the moments when snow has fallen gently to the ground. But the flurries melt as they hit the ground; or are gone soon after.
But December shows the change in the Christian calendar. It is a time when those who believe in Jesus begin to think on his birth. It is also a time when Christmas trees are put up; and when the outdoors are changed with decoration. I walk in the streets of my neighbourhood and I see sights like this:
The Christmas planters give colour to the dull and grey surroundings. Christmas trees are put up with the gold, red and silver baubles proclaiming the joy of the Christmas season.
Tree fronds have been planted in the side-walk planters and these have been interspersed with colour.
I enjoy as well the Christmas planters that hang from the street lamps. The red stands out against the backdrop of a winter sky.
I enjoy the sights of this changing season. And I know that once Christmas has passed, I shall see the snow on the ground and the world will become a winter wonderland.
Do you see this seasonal change in your neighbourhood?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
(This post was inspired by the prompt found on The Daily Post at WordPress.com)