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Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter's Grey

There was a fog all over the forest - slipping in amongst the trees.  It always seems so magical to me, like a veil dropped over familiar sights making them less clear.  Fog seems to soften everything.

This fog brought thoughts to me about this time of the year - the winter colors (or non-colors) of grey and white, of silver and black.  A time when the color spectrum seems to be narrowed down to only a few shades.

I've gathered together some floss which will somehow make itself into a winter homage.  I haven't yet decided just how this will happen or what I will do with it but I know that I will celebrate this time of the year when bears hibernate and people do too.  When I snuggle down in my studio and put hand to stitches.

The fog comes on little cat feet.

It sits looking over harbor and city

on silent haunches and then moves on. - Carl Sandberg

4 comments:

  1. OMGosh...you would not believe this, but I was thinking of just that poem as I looked at the first picture. Sandburg was the first poet I recognized. I think because we were both born in the Windy City. Your pics are great, not dreary, but soothing. I like that shot of lavendar you will add to your homage.

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  2. I also love this palette of colors in nature, and I agree with Carol that they are soothing. I'm not sure you are planning on adding lavender because I'm not certain if it's there on purpose, or if it's just the wrapping for the floss. My vote is to use something exactly that color. I think it's perfect with the others!

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  3. It is wrapping for the floss - but the other day I found a grey that has distinct lavendar overtones - yes it will be included!

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  4. such beautiful silver and greys. Perfect for this season of ice and dim days.

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