Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Greetings

Every year on the winter solstice, I cut one piece from each of the evergreens in the garden and put them in a silver bowl where they stay throughout the holiday season. For the quilt, I gathered the greens with my camera and assembled them in Photoshop. Some of the greens included are yew, pieris, rhodendron, juniper, daphne, myrtle, inkberry, and holly.

When I wrote the verse, "May a blanket of green warm you with the magic of the season", I was thinking of a solitary magic, standing alone in the garden, in the cold, in this season of the shortest day. At the solstice, the year pauses and takes a breath. We, too, can take time to be still and feel the magic.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Exquisite in every way.

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