Thursday, December 12, 2013

Brown Paper Packages

Now that the leaves have fallen, the bones of the trees are once more visible. And, suspended high above in one of the backyard trees, is a wasp nest. After the initial surprise, I was able to appreciate (from afar) the beauty of this creation. This nest is made from paper made by the wasps. The swirls and spirals a work of art. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

(s)now day!

For the first time in many years, we are having snow in December. One of the gifts of a snow day (besides the fact that I don't have to go to school) is that snow days seem to change time. Events are cancelled, errands put aside, and it is ever so much easier to tuck in and read a book or paint or dream. I am able to find the 'now' in a (s)now day which is especially important in this extra busy season.