Saturday, December 8, 2012

From Forever to the End

Taken November 4, 2012.

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  1. Morning all. Tonight's the first night of Hanukkah so maybe that dead tree is actually a woodland shamash [LINK].

  2. A very happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate, and a very good day to everyone else.

  3. SNOW! We finally have enough snow that it stayed overnight. I suspect it's going to melt of again, but until then, snowsnowsnow! Loved the frosty leaves the last few days. Have been running around like a maniac here at camp McCullough doing book launch stuff for Crossed Blades, which is finally winding down. Now contemplating a walk in the beautiful snow and sunshine in Neil's woods if I can convince my lovely viking bride to come out with me. Hope all and sundry are having a good day!

  4. I'm going to attempt to put up the xmas lights with the kids today. At least it's not raining.... yet.

    Wayne is still in Ireland. He's going to need a liver cleanse and never wants to see another "chip" again in his life. :)

    Kelly, I am sooooooooooo jealous. Snow. Mr. G. Book launch. Viking Bride even sounds good :)

    Happy Hanukkah!!!! I love the candles. There's something so deeply ritualistic about lighting a candle to me. We're selling latkes at work. Mmmmmm good potatoes.

    Andi, that there is what we call A Camel's Eye. It's a magical wooden peephole into the true identity of all the woodland creatures in your acreage. Sometimes if you peer through it at the right time of the early evening when the clourds are a rosy pick, you can see the Fairy Queen of the Fog. She's quite lively so you have to be very patient in order to be able to catch a glimpse of her. Jack Frost tries his hardest to woo her with his icy creations. Frosted leavers are her favorite but she'll never tell him. She's too independent and won't be tied down. She'd rather chase after the birds and rabbits till she can't keep her eyes open any longer. Bebo and Sniff are her favorite running companions. She whispers universal truths into their ears as she glides along next to them.

    It's true. Go take a look and see for yourself.

    Love to all!

  5. Clourds and Leavers and Mimes

    Oh my.

    Guess my typing is as stuffy as my nose :)

  6. Happy Hanukkah!!

    Love your story, Janet - I'm gonna look for those eyes in the woods from now on, and see what I can spy through them...

    Great picture, andi. Makes me miss the woods even more...walk extra in them for me, andi and Kelly. Congrats on the book stuff, BTW!!

    Off to the lighted boat parade. Enjoy your evening, all!

  7. Hope you are having a fine weekend, Jen. Hope you've been getting the same lovely rains we have.

    Ooh, snow! I'm hoping we don't have a snowless winter like last year, Kelly -- though I probably don't want quite as much as you'll be getting.

    Great story, Janet. I'll think of it every time I go past a "Camel's Eye". :)

    Maybe you'll get a traveling bug this spring, Beth, and come back to enjoy our woods again.

  8. Janet, great wisdom in your magical story.

    Yeah Andi, it's been cool and rainy here for days, which is welcome after such a long hot dry summer. The bugs this year have been terrible, though. I hate to wish for it, but winter needs to make the scene already and thin the insect horde.

  9. Back from attending a friend's surprise 60th birthday party. Was hoping to see Ms Maria, but it was not to be.

    I love this picture especially with Janet's story in mind.

    Happy weekend to everyone and happy Hanukkah to those celebrating!

  10. I'm a silly girl right now. I'm bawling over a friends post of a youtube of George Harrison's last visit at VH1. Bawling. He was and is my favorite. The older I get the more I come to adore and admire Harrison. Anyways, yesterday was a day to remember John Lennon but I couldn't quit missing George.

    Thanks for the kind replies about the "story". I was just rambling and riding a little thought after seeing Andi's picture. Not one of her photos doesn't go by without one going through my mind. Even the "skeeery" ones. :D

    All things must pass....