‘Tis the Season

The snow has come early, silently covering leaves never raked but left to nourish or suffocate the ground on which the future stands.

Deeper and deeper, it’s all hidden for now.

This season for gathering is not crowded here in the quiet company of snow.

Looking back to the place called home, candles are lit to welcome without letting in. Although the passing of possibilities might, at least, enter dreams in the night.

Cardinal Painting Layered on Winter Scene Photo retouched resized

Photograph & Painting Copyrighted by DM Denton 2013

The light comes up and notices a Cardinal heart-red against the idea that winter is colorless – also challenged by berries clinging to the bareness of branches.

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

‘Tis the season for standing still. All growing needs a rest.

The rain is falling now, warm and then icy, washing away the cleanliness of snow, which is already missed. I hear it will return before too long.

Nature has decided some trees have stood long enough. They will be missed, but have been cleared away for a new outlook.

This is winter before it is Christmas. This is hope after it has given up.

Copyright Diane's Mom 2013

Copyright Diane’s Mom 2013

Wishing all

a warm and wonderous

Winter Solstice and Holiday season

however you celebrate and enjoy!

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22 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

  1. Oh Diane, I love your mix of photo and art! And your mum’s painting is gorgeous. I totally agree about it becoming a Christmas card.
    And, of course, your lovely words, written as only you can. I would recognise them anywhere. 😊

    I hope you and your mum have a lovely cosy Christmas with your gorgeous kitty family too.

    Love and hugs ❤
    Xxx 🎄

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Diane…every touch of artistic talent is just beautiful and I wish you and your Mom a lovely Christmas filled with the fragrance of love and happiness…many holiday hugs being sent your way, too…xoxo ♥

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    • Thank you so much, Lauren! I can feel the love that embraces you and your beautiful family – it reaches out to embrace all who know you! By-the-way, the “Copper Paintings’ are at the finishing detail stage. Blessings through the Christmas season, into the New Year and far beyond! XO ♥

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  3. visit, read the article and thanks for posting your article is quite good and we hope that all our friends all success and thank you all, greetings Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours. 🙂

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  4. Happy New Year, Dear Diane,

    Thank you for the many gifts you give year ’round with your
    poetry, your novels, and your paintings and sketches. It is
    a joy to spend time in your space!

    Sarah

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    • It is my pleasure to share, Sarah. I feel I receive so much more than I give, with the generosity of so many other poets and artists. So, in return, thank you so much for what you share of your beautiful spirit and heart. Blessings for the New Year and far, far beyond! XO ❤ XO

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