Tag Archives: winter

The Stations of the Year

“Till summer folds her miracle…when sacrament is done” Emily Dickinson, Poem #342 Chalice after chalice opened day after day Until autumn crocus filled and faded. That holy season closed with their benediction. Blessed be the smaller celebrations of winter camellia … Continue reading

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A Moment of Peace Within all the Bustle

Winter Solstice can be a time to enjoy and explore quiet and inner peace.   Midwinter–the year’s shortest days, longest nights, and for some of us the hush of snow.  I welcome the respite from shopping, wrapping and festivities  that a … Continue reading

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Winter’s Wardrobe

In the cold time of short days and longest nights evergreens preen proudly in wraps of needle green, while humbler trees’ branches, unclothed until spring, bear chill. Then  snow in its pity shawls them with white as it quilts and … Continue reading

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Spendthrift Autumn, Frugal Winter

Spendthrift autumn dances, winds tossing the bright coin of trees in her wake. Leaves—red, golden, brown–curl dry, caught where shrubs meet earth, huddle near roots. Rain softens spent leaves. Frugal winter hoards autumn’s debris in root cellars, stocks those cold … Continue reading

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On a Patio Where Plants Have Been Potted

On a patio where plants have been potted the smell of loam lingers. Just as the odor of the day’s fresh-plowed earth rises in night-steam. Just as gardeners, feverishly sniffing for the tang of loam, covet plants in winter catalogs. … Continue reading

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One Bird Sings

One bird sings… a flock may be drawing near. One flock wings north; another may be close behind. At journey’s end, they build new nests and In soft spring mornings, one by one, They sing, coaxing the sun above east’s … Continue reading

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