Saturday, December 22, 2012


 this is what one student completed
he will give it to his mom for christmas 
it was important to finish it in time.
 and this was what
the land looked like yesterday
morning: the solstice
wet and dreary
 and then
first light 
there are inches of fluffy snow
and i am grateful.


Valerianna said...

A beautiful Christmas gift for one's Mom, finished on time, even better!! My sister and I recalled one particularly busy Christmas for my mother, that some of our gifts were photographs of the gifts to come, pasted to an index card.

Not as much snow here, but enough, after the deluge of rain yesterday, to feel like winter again. Too much rain to do an outside Solstice fire, but a cozy gathering in the studio with to dream our dreams for the year. Blessings of winter to you.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, that's a lovely memory. and it's lovely to have real snow settling in.

Ersi Marina Samara said...

I wish we had snow here too but the weather in Spain decided to offer us a sunny, warm Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Velma Bolyard said...

ersi, it seems that warm and sunny could happen here this strange year. i hope not. we need the snow. happy holidays to you, too!

Margaret Cooter said...

London is grey and wet, and other parts of England have flood alerts. When we get snow, no-one can cope, it seems, and everyone complains! I miss its magic, the changed light and the quiet.

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret, funny how snow is so difficult to manage! it slows us down. rain is possible here later on, i'm hoping more snow!

blandina said...

How much peace I get from reading your blog, I love your amazing creativity, your reflections on life, your eye for nature.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

the shaking off and then settling down of the snow globe...each little crystal an orb unto itself. i rather like the subdued light...makes the warmth that much more

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, blandina
henrietta, snow globe here, too

roz said...

when the snow is fresh and white it is soooo beautiful. i have very little experience of it, but to see it falling is one of the most exciting things ever ! we have rain this morning..lovely going deep into the soil rain. we so need it. nourishment for life.

Velma Bolyard said...

roz, none in utah when you were there? there's about 10 inches now. happy (snowshoe) dance.

ronnie said...

I just marvel at snow pics.... its soooo beautiful (its hot and dry here at the creek.... we've got our fingers crossed that santa brings rain for christmas)

roz said...

yes when i was in utah ...arrived in april and we had snow the first week ..tres excitement ! and then of course at christmas tho it was a light year relative to what they usually have.
i was surprised to see how quickly it became brown slush .. and how slippery icy footpaths are !

Velma Bolyard said...

roz, icy is fun up until adulthood, when it turns into something to be negotiated with. my kids were/are still excellent skaters and skiers.

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