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Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Solstice

Winter has come a bit early this year - beginning just before Thanksgiving.



A lacy looking bench changes the landscape with just a little bit of snow.



Although water is still running here - this little grotto pond doesn't look at all like itself.  Are the toads buried deep in the mud below - trying to stay warm?



Nature has outlined the bricks on this path - making it look like the path on a board game.

"In a way, winter is the real spring, the time when the inner changes happen, the resurgence of nature." - Edna O'Brien


[To each of you a Happy Holiday -- I'll be back after Christmas.]

7 comments:

  1. I really like the idea of winter as the real spring - somehow very encouraging and optimistic.
    ... And a Happy Christmas to you. May the true spring come fast!

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  2. We had our FIRST snow of the season this morning, Penny and I am loving all the white *cloth* laid over everything ;>]]

    Top of the season to you, my blog friend!

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  3. Lovely, evocative pictures and a very special Solstice and Christmas to you and yours, Penny. See you in the New Year!

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  4. Winter is my favorite season. Love this post and love the quote. Thank you.

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  5. And a happy holiday to you too. Many gorgeous scenes for you to enjoy...

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  6. You certainly can't tell the season by the weather anymore. We had 6 inches of snow, followed by 2 days of rain, 5 days before Christmas. I don't want to blink or it might change back to snow! I hate winter and await warmer days spent outside.

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. The shortest day here in Bath UK was very dark and you really felt a shift in energy.
    But.....today is bright sunshine, cold but what a difference to yesterday!

    love your winter photos,I and wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy, Peaceful New Year.

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