"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."

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve

Swans in the Alpsee....the ice had broken up and these two were the first to arrive!

Well, we have almost made it to the end of 2014... as I write this, it is sunny - BUT - the winds are howling...my home is shaking... still, we have power - so I am grateful!

I am happy I decided to reopen my Blog.. and write...to those who still come to visit - you are inspirational to me.  To those who just come by and *peek in* - I hope you enjoy my photos.

I took these during late Winter about 10 years ago when I was at an Opera Festival in Munchen.  I would drive down to a favourite spot (near Fussen) to enjoy a real Bavarian Winter!

I wish you all a healthy and happy 2015!


♥ Robin ♥

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

It's cold.... but no snow (alas) and no rain (thank goodness)...I am by myself this evening, but I don't feel alone... I had some calls from lovely friends...some e-mails, e-cards and gifts to open!  Reflecting on the way my year began - in hospital with severe burns - I consider myself blessed because God saved me...to take walks among the beauty of Nature, to attend Opera, my passion, to share laughs (and yes, a few tears) with friends, to feel the lips of my love kiss me...

I am sharing one of my favourite Christmas Cards I sent out a few years ago... one of my Traditions is to write a poem within the card....  this is the poem I chose for 2014....

Winter Trees, by William Carlos Williams
*All the complicated details of the attiring
and the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among the long branches
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure Winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.*

Whatever your faith, even if you have none,  I wish you health, happiness and love. May 2015 bring you health and joy.


♥ Robin ♥

I photographed the Christmas Crescent Moon - thirty minutes apart....I love how the sky changed from Lilac to Ebony.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

Snowflakes for December

No new post yet....but I couldn't resist adding my ususal Snowflakes..... it's December.... and here are a few photos my Chris took of Rhinebeck on Thanksgiving.  I hope you like them... let me know.


♥ Robin ♥