"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Tuesday in Winter

Hello all!  Well, we made it though Christmas.....  wrapping presents, opening presents, then putting all the wrappings away....  but for some, the Christmas Tree still stands proudly, lights glowing, ornaments twinkling and that magical "tree" aroma.......ah.....  lovely.

My Christmas was quiet - but full.  Full of love from the calls and e-mails  I received on Christmas Eve and Day, full of opening gifts, full of the delicious aroma of cloves, coriander and orange which I used to infuse my home....and yes, yummy things to eat and drink.

I have enjoyed this month.....and I hope all of you have too.  Some of our dear friends have experienced some sadness or illness as of late - and I know that you all join me in sending them strength, courage, love and the knowledge that a new year will bring uplifting joy and most importantly....HOPE.  New beginnings arise - not just on January 1st, but each and every day.  We all are here - together strong - as we enter January, 2011.
I am excited by the prospect.......I hope you are too!


♥ Robin ♥

p.s. I took this photo of Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria several Winters ago..... it remains one of my favourite places to visit and hike.


  1. This was an oddly quiet Christmas for us, but for me it was a welcome change to not have to drive somewhere.

    I was thinking about taking the tree down today but I think I'll let it stay until the end of the year.

    It was so special to open our gifts together over the phone! I'll treasure that. And my pre-Christmas day with KJ was perfect too.

    I'm excited that 2011 will soon be here, and I can't wait to embrace new possibilities and healthy changes. You and I will both find jobs!!

    This was a tough year for so many of us.
    Here's to all things looking up for us all.

    I love your photo. I just wish we could add a bit of lilac snow ;)

    love you, LS~

    Lo, aka BS♥

  2. gorgeous photo. I cant even imagine seeing it for real. lovely words you write here. I do pray 2011 brings you health, wealth and happiness. a champagne toast and a few fireworks. Blessings, suki

  3. Love your header photo. wow to see it in person must have been awesome with all that snow. My thoughts are with Mim who just lost her MIL and others going thru tough times right now. I am wishing a better year for everyone in 2011.

  4. Wow!! How beautiful the castle looks in the snow... and gosh do you suppose it will snow *here* this week? Another few degrees cooler and all of this wet stuff might turn into white stuff!

    Your prayer of HOPE is echoed by the Boyz & Birdies & usses, and we send our love,
    XO, Trixie and Dustin

  5. dear robin...
    please know that allegra needs us tonight....