"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."

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy, Healthy, Joyful Christmas and Blessings for a Wonderful 2014!

The Winter Moon

* Its the sweet sultry taste of Winter on my lips,
the shadow of the pale moonlight on my eyes,
and behind the thin drapes of midnight clouds.
amidst the stars shining bright and clear,
smiles the radiance of the Winter Moon.

If I had seen Heaven, I would admit I had seen it,
hiding shyly behind the curtains of the night,
the Winter Moon at zenith, smiles down at me.

Its this breeze blowing gently,
mixing the scent of the Winter with the Moon,
and I stay awake,
my heart filled to the brim with Love,
appreciating the splendour of the Winter Moon!

(Amatulla Mohammadi)

Some of you know I have been a very sick Robin for (gasp) almost a month!  First the dreaded flu...and now it has morphed into a hellish head/chest cold!  I have not had the energy to complete writing my Christmas Cards (which always include a *Christmas Poem*...something that reflects my year...)....so, here is my card and poem... for those of you who did not receive one.  I hope you like the poem....and the card.  Please know I send my love to you ALL...

Happy Christmas!  Happy Holidays!  May 2014 bring you a year of health, strength and joy.

Love, always,

♥ Robin ♥

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Moons and Sunsets

I've been ill with the Flu since I returned from the Valley of the Moon.  NOT FUN, let me assure you... still, that has not kept me from photographing some spectacular Sunsets and Moon-rises...

December 6th Sunset...  the same day Nelson Mandela died....

Peeking through the Fog...

Almost Full....., November 2013

La Bella Luna in all her glory!

December Crescent...

The Moon and Venus

Same Moon and Venus 20 minutes later..

Love, ♥ Robin ♥