Thursday, December 21, 2006

Winter Solstice

my thoughts are with the earth today

the changing seasons

moving from the darkest day of the year

towards the lightest

once again

on my walk today i found these

lovely tissue-paper-thin leaves

clinging to moss-covered trees

transparent skeletons

form a perfect reminder of the darkness

we're leaving behind

i collected a handful

and ironed them flat

between snow white


these leaves

how beautiful and delicate they are



Pam Aries said...

These are absolutly beautiful! Thank you for reminding me that today is Winter solstice... Merrry merrrry merry Christmas!

Misty said...

Happy Winter Solstice dear Katie! xoxo Beautiful Photos! Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

miss*R said...

and summer solstice for me! I am going to a midsummer celebration tonight - they are such fun!
I love how we can find gorgeous bits on strolls, they always seem so perfect for the moment ~ brightest blessings xo

ornamentea said...

What a beautiful image and sentiments. Lovely winter.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...


your words and picture are so beautiful..thoughtful!

A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Norah's said...

Your words and image are so beautiful. You have inspired me to go out and search for artful skeletons on my bit of earth. Merry Christmas

Izabella said...


Alexandra G said...

I wanted to let you know that I put up a pic of one your dolls on my new post- you can see shes eating well, cupcakes in fact! ( :
I'm preparing heavy heartedly to part with her tomorrow as I give her as a gift to my mom for Hanukkah. I'm going to miss her-I've grown quite attached to my little one foot friend! Wishing you a joyous holidays and looking forward to all the art you will create in the new year- your work is just wonderful!

Kim Carney said...

looking forward to the future, beautiful post.

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Katie,
This is such a beautiful entry. It really moved me.

Happy Holidays to you!


Pam Aries said...

I hope you are doing okay! I know the holidays can be overwhelming !!! HAPPPPPPPY New Year!

miss*R said...

Hi Katie - hope all is well in your world xox
ooh and do we get to see the rest of your 12 days?
oh & loved the poem the guest house! I am posting about it today - it was wonderful, perfect, exactly what I needed xo