Saturday, December 1, 2012

Photo Heart Connection: November

 
Winter arrived trailing its fingers across the landscape, draining all color in its wake.  Death and suspension litter our surroundings and I find myself tinged with sadness as though experiencing this as a personal loss. 
 
Temperatures dip and the days grow shorter forcing me into my own form of suspended state. . . retreating, reflecting, reassessing.
 
It's a time for winter coats, hats, scarves and brisk walks; for hot drinks, comfort food, warm blankets and books; for bubble baths, slippers, lotion and warm cotton pyjamas; for curling up in front of a log fire and movie marathons.
 
It would seem that we all need a time of rest . . . but even in this state nature is still the best elixir.

Linking up with Kat for this months' Photo Heart Connection.

22 comments:

  1. It all sounds great to me: "... reflecting, reassessing" and "curling up in front of a log fire with a book"
    I like the image of the stems of the leaves which join your words of winter trailing its fingers across the landscape.

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  2. There really is still such beauty in these fading leaves, I was out last weekend taking photos of them :)

    Beautiful :)

    Hope your sale was a success :)

    Definitely quilts and comfort food with my glass of wine, required this time of year :)

    Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

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  3. These leaves look as though they are doing a modern dance - suspended in the middle of synchronous moves. Your words so beautifully describe the interior nature of winter - the desire to curl up and be comforted.

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    1. Brenda, at times its like you read my mind and are often better able to express my thoughts. I too thought of a dance when I saw this image.

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  4. When I saw this image I thought of my favorite pond that I visited a lot this year, it's lotus blossoms long gone and leaves just like this fading away. Even in this stage of decay they are beautiful.

    Yes...nature is still the best elixir. Lovely words and image.

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    1. Thanks Deborah, there was something about these leaves that captivated me. I love that it reminded you of your favorite pond.

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  5. So true the words of winter draining the color in its wake ... so dislike how darkness comes early. Lovely image with words.

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  6. So true a time of almost suspended animation but also a great time for reflection to regroup wonderful words (visiting from photo~art connection)

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  7. Yep, as I said before...short days and I just don't get along as well! ; )

    Such a beautiful image, and the leaves look like they are settling in for a long winters nap.

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  8. Such beautiful words to go with this image. No matter the season, nature is an inspiration, I agree. Thank you so much for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection this month!

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  9. Very cool image. I'm wondering with the ground so damp if you were a brave soul that ended up with dripping wet pants, or a contortionist. : ) The leaves remind me of umbrellas; the kind I might see at the beach in summer to shade the sun.
    I love to visit your blog. I think you and I share many emotions-tho' I sense we get there from a different route. Colorlessness, death and suspension, darkness; but you have found a way to offset those things. I am ready for a movie marathon.
    Happy day to you my friend.

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  10. These leaves look like they have fingers, don't they? I love it.

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    1. I love seeing this image through others eyes, thanks Naomi.

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  11. Every word of this rings so true to me. I share your sense of sadness in the season, but I also love your list of comforts that it brings. And nature? Yes, the best, always.
    PS - Those leaves look to me like they are doing yoga poses!

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  12. A lovely image and I love your words. It's so true that we all need a period of rest - and that nature remains the best elixir. You've captured that sentiment beautifully.

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  13. Very unique angle, really cool. And all I would add is spiced wine, LOL.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, spiced wine sounds perfect.

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  14. I love your description of winter as a "curl up and comfort" time, as Brenda mentions too. A time to regroup, maybe.

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    1. Definitely time to go within, to regroup and come out stronger.

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  15. Wonderful post, and great photo-heart connection

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  16. These very plants - the American Lotus - are in the pond near my home too. Oh, you captured the mood beautifully, a simple reminder of time passing, seasons shifting.

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