Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter's Tapestry

Days before the solstice, I'm so busy with end-of-year freelance deadlines that I can only snatch bits and pieces of time for myself. Trying to enjoy mild weather and the beauty of the season, weaving a tapestry of images and inspiration for the grey months to come. All I need is a unicorn!

From my recent trip to Boston, animals at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary - so lovely, I felt I'd stepped through a magic portal into a Loreena McKennitt song:)

This may be one of the favorite photos I've ever taken.





Taken yesterday in the park near my home. Unfiltered, abstract nature!

Remnants of autumn at the lake's edge.
Mr. Hawk, hunting in my yard on Saturday evening. Hope my birds and squirrels were safe.

Speaking of songs, The Mediaeval Baebes are working on a cd called The Huntress, due out early next year. Until Christmas, they are offering a free download of Veni Veni Bella. Visit the website and follow the links to beauty!!! Also enjoy the YouTube video. Could Emily BE any prettier!!!

22 comments:

  1. What great pictures and I love The Mediaeval Babes.

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  2. Lots of lovely images but the first one of the swan is really beautiful and I love the photo of the oak leaves too. Enjoy the Winter Solstice.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I'll just imagine that the little white pony is a unicorn.

    Winter Blessings, V.

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  4. That IS a stunning photo of the swan with the water patterns, wow. Well, so many of these photos are amazing! I love the second swan photo, too. And the water abstraction.... And I;'m listening to the song as I type. Great to get me in the mood to decorate the tree today.... Happy Solstice!

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  5. I love your photos of the swans, the top one especially! Wishing you a Happy Winter Solstice :) x

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog...and a Happy Solstice to you too - Gl├Ždelig midvinter!

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  7. Thanks everyone! As soon as my schedule quiets down a bit, I've a entire gallery of gorgeous animal images to post, which I'll do as a Flickr set to share. Winslow Farm is the most amazing place ever!!!

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  8. The Swan pix is very lovely. Isn't it thrilling when it all comes together like that? I shall definitely have to check out the Medieval Baebes and take advantage of the free download. So much wonderful music -- so little time -- Sigh!

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  9. WOL - that swan was gigantic!! Probably could have ridden it over to Avalon:) Enjoy their music. They have a holiday cd from a few years back called "Mistletoe and Wine". Highly recommend.

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  10. Gorgeous photos, the swan is truly magical. Winslow Farm looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  11. I adore this place. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Sandie - thank you! I highly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance. Most of the animals are rescues and seem so happy now, after some heartbreaking beginnings.

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  13. Melinda - Merry Christmas to you also. Winslow is certainly worthy of adoration:)

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  14. Beautiful Song...I love them... I am going to have to go visit that sanctuary...I am not far from there...

    merry Christmas...:)

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  15. Linda - how I envy your proximity to this magical place. It is life-changing!!!

    Can't wait until the Baebes releases the new cd and hopefully a US tour!

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  16. Beautiful photos, what a wonderful place to visit!

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  17. Hello Lisa, the very best of the holidays to you! Thank you so much for my beautiful card, it was such a surprise and a treat! I hope your work load slowed down enough for you to celebrate the season. Mine did and I am happy to say we put in a cast iron stove so we have been reveling in cold nights by the fire... so lovely! The kitties enjoy it too. I hope Frick and Queen Mab are well and the peeing issues have abated. Thinking of you and as always I enjoy your blog (the picture of the swan is indeed spectacular!).
    Tricia

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  18. Cat - I so hope to go back soon!

    Tricia - Happy New Year. Oh, how I love wood stoves - we had them growing up - mandatory in the cold mountains of WV. The bonus is the tea kettle is always "on". Thanks for asking about M+F; the issues are still ongoing, but some improvement. They both are in the office with me as I type this.

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  19. Hi! You are very very talented :) And your photos are amazing. Whiteness of animals is wonderful. I am very impressed :)

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  20. Carmen - Thank you so very much. Thank you for stopping by for a visit:)

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