Tag Archives: winter

Waiting for blooms

“Always winter but never Christmas.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Spring is teasing us this year, which is getting a bit old by now. I can see why several stories are obsessed with ice queens and white witches, because it does seem like winter will never end right now.  Lake Michigan is […]

Snowscapes

Here’s to the last hurrah of our snow fest this month. A few weeks ago Lake Michigan was splashing chilly waves all over the place. It made beautiful iciclescapes. Then came a dump of 12 inches over the weekend. Officially we got 6 on the biggest day, but it looks like more to me. Dutchies, […]

Frozen January

This January feels stalled. I am not accomplishing what I thought I would, partially because of where my family focus has been. I had a laundry list of things I wanted to work on since December 15, but am finding that January is breezing by. So when I returned from Houston I decided to let […]

Easing into 2018

Weather is interesting. The deep freeze has made it more tiring to go outside. Just bundling up is an effort, and then dealing with the cold another. So I’ve limited my outdoorsyness, and also learned that I am not crazy to think this has been my frostiest winter yet. I had never seen my studio […]

Winterscape

It got frosty again last weekend. In spite of the freeze, the skies are gorgeous. Old snow got shoveled and turned into its own sculpture. Hibernating included having lovely icescapes on the windows. It’s neat to see what the combination of heaters and ice create. My original angel perused the winter wonderland. Another load of […]

Frosty beginnings

The new year is off to a frosty start with the ice queen paying a visit again. Her crown is a bit different this year, but still gorgeous. I watched Frozen for the first time over Christmas, and then read the orginal Snow Queen fairy tale. In the real world we are facing crunchy ice-capades […]

The Ice Queen visits

My energy is coming back and some good things have been kicked off, but I still need to ease into a normal routine. The Ice Queen paid a visit this weekend and left some lovely art behind. There is much beauty in this wintry scenery, though staying out very long is not an option. I’m […]

Pause and reset

It’s been slow-going for me since the holidays. It feels counter-intuitive to lay/laze in bed when the media are blasting New Years’ Resolutions, everyone is sharing their organizing and goal-setting intentions, and you’re supposed to be off to a fresh start. The thing is I don’t feel fresh yet. My immune system has gone into […]

creating a new universe

I am truly resonating with this poem right now. When winter comes to a woman’s soul, she withdraws into her inner self, her deepest spaces. She refuses all connection, refutes all arguments that she should engage in the world. She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a […]