"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 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.  


  1. You are not alone because I am with you and those I love in spirit. You may not see me, or hear me but I am. I have two babies and they want to greet you and wish you the best of everything. as you well deserve. Friends may be silent but in the true friend's heart the space you made for yourself once upon a time has never been empty or filled by someone else.

    much love from MacKenzie, Aliah, and their mommy.

    December 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

  2. Allegra, what a joy to read your words! I feel exactly the same way... Hugs to you, dear friend - and to Mackenzie ans Aliah! ♥♥

  3. May you, too, have a good year, Robin.

    1. Snow...sending love to you , Peggy and the WONDERFUL Brewsky! ♥♥♥

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