Nature builds gorgeous textures!
Boise is so beautiful right now, but bitter cold! (It’s been hovering around 0 degrees in the mornings, and warming up to almost 20 – a heat wave- in the afternoons)
I love this picture! All white and beautiful layered textures.
Love the trees in the reflection…but the frost looks cool here too.
Reminds me of Chia pets…I could take pics of how the frost grabs on to the grasses all day because each one comes out so uniquely.
Prickly, frosty fun!
Cascading your love and light
Send out your legions to
bring peace and joy
Today was My Daddy’s birthday, and he would have been 78. It felt strange not to be able to call him and gush birthday greetings, telling him all the reasons I love him. While I was so very grateful for all our chats and for the chance to get to know him and feel closer, I can’t help but to have wanted more time with him. Last year, I sent this angel to him to guard over him while he was at the nursing home, guardian angels being our thing. I sent her two day mail so he would have some holiday cheer for the Christmas season, but no one even took her out of the box for two weeks. Disappointment couldn’t even be a strong enough word for how it felt when he had to remain in a sterile white room with no holiday cheer. Finally, my brother found it and set her up on his table ; but alas, not in all her magnificence. Now she graces our tree with her elegance and protection.
This year, since I couldn’t be with him, I sat under the guardian glow of our angel, reminiscing on our fond memories of this past year, writing small clips down so as not to forget them…and calling on the legions to bring Peace and Joy to our world for this New Year 2016. In loving memory, rest in peace my daddy, and keep watching over me.
Love you so much, Ree
Dark short days, and Christmas in the air
Blankets of snow…on the ground, and in my hair
Mark the season I hold so dear
Full of family, lights and lovely songs to hear
Yanking me from the depths of despair
Take heart, take flight
Immerse myself in delight
No longer to remain with
Dark short days
I say to you: do the same
Embrace your heart; feel the flame
No longer dwell on what cannot be
Think only instead on what we can see
Think only of the light that came
On dark short days.
This is my first attempt at a Rondeau poem. My friend Michael at Poetry Channel gave me some ideas to “befriend” my muse. Really it was fun to write! Sometimes when you get stuck, you have to try something new and formulaic. Enjoy!
CHRISTMAS is coming!
Kids are the lucky ones. They know how to find a treasure when we are busy looking elsewhere.
What is a habseligkeiten for you?