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there were stars in white snow

12.19.2011


















we slept in. ceej made waffles. and we went up to the mountains.
a frosty night left branches dressed in crystal, and the morning sun
brought out stars lingering in the snow. 
this is a language of light and snow that demands my eyes, my heart, my soul.
this is a language that is quiet, but deep and potentially fatal.
how can something so still and hushed change a landscape or take a life?
perhaps this is what draws me : the tension of beauty and terror; creation and destruction.

the rivers were iced over, and the flowing water beneath bubbled to its icy roof.
the shade of trees kept us moving to stay warm, but the sun asked us to stop when it touched the light of the snow.

this is a language i hope never to forget. 
somehow i don't think this is a language that is to be spoken, 
but a language that is to be heard.

it's going to be a lovely week thanks to stars in white snow.
i'm off to knit, write, bake, and make music.

happy monday.

13 comments:

Kylie said...

oh how i need the snow! why oh why is idaho not getting a lick? so sad. but at least you get to enjoy winter wonderland :) looks lovely.

KMB said...

Thank you, these words are exact, a bit of quiet and balm to the winter holiday. There is a bit of grace in winter, yes.

Jennifer Richardson said...

so much love in your listening
....swooning:)
thanks for these peaceful moments and glistening share,
Jennifer

KMB said...

Thank you. I usually just read, but with this post your words are exact; there is balm and quiet in those words for this winter holiday. There is a bit of grace in winter, yes.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i. love this. a lot.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

my fav part being: how can something so still and hushed change a landscape or take a life?

sarah elwell said...

you so inspire me.

dailydoily said...

Just when I thought your photos couldn't be more beautiful. These are stunningly magical. :)

The Egg said...

what a lovely little skin!

Cloudia said...

bracing! you take me to a magical place



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Charlotte Wilder said...

Ann Marie, these are so beautiful. I love your work, and these with the sun through them just shine.
xx
Charlotte
www.thewilderthings.com

tinyparticlesoflight said...

Entirely wonderful, completely beautiful.

xo
cortnie

RetreatingAndAdvancing said...

this is a wonderful post, I'm one of your new followers :)
Have a merry christmas!