1.15.2017

Snowflakes and Ice Crystals


gently resting
snowflakes


emerging
from the underground

 
winter garland
for the
Queen of the Fairies


behold 
forest treasures


crystals
lichen
and 
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

~
*


1.02.2017

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
and 
to our cars

 
a wonderful way to begin 
2017
~
*

12.31.2016

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!
~
*


12.21.2016

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
and
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
and
longest night of the year
~


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


12.04.2016

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
~
*