Snowflakes and Ice Crystals

gently resting

from the underground

winter garland
for the
Queen of the Fairies

forest treasures

winter blue light

it has been a super cold winter
i believe we have had 6 deep cold spells with nights 
in the minus 17F to -28F
(-27C to -34C)

makes for clear blue skied mornings
(at times)
that freeze ones checks in mere moments

I think of it as a sincere winter



Walking on Water

on the first day of the year
we walked
on frozen water

this narrow canyon
is actually a creek
under this snow
is ice
and under the ice
is flowing water
we could hear it singing 
as it wandered downstream

our journey took us
to frozen waterfalls
with trees high above

the waterfalls had space to walk behind them

a bit magical to experience

water still flowed here and there
adding to the artful forms of ice

after shared snacks and drinks
we turned and wandered back
through the crevice
across another creek
up through a snowy forest
to our cars

a wonderful way to begin 


Goodnight and Farewell 2016

the last sunset of the year

a beautiful farewell


I wish you all
a new year full of inspiration,
 days and nights
that feel so good to you!


Winter Solstice

on the threshold of winter 
(even though it has seemed like winter for a few weeks)
when the light does come out
it is incredibly magical

I have seen this male a few times
one of his antlers is half missing, broken
I wonder what his story is

soon they will be dropping their antlers 
and begin to grow a new set

forest paths
beckon snow clad

most days are cloudy

when the sun comes out
it is time to celebrate
step out into the day
let the light pour into our eyes
kiss our skin

the shores of lakes
grow treasures of ice

as it has been a super cold month!

here we are on the threshold
between Autumn and Winter

the shortest day
longest night of the year

from my wee cabin
to yours
I wish you a lovely Solstice!


I Deem it Winter

Winter's Magic Wand

snow has fallen a few times
painting our world winter white

an early morning walk 
through my woods is good for one's spirit

sunlight begins to paint the day 
with light

as I drive down our road
6 inches deep in snow

a thought floats through:
this year it will not again
feel like autumn

on the threshold of a
new season