in winter’s embrace
to gently unwrap cold claws
and reach for the sun
Are you ready? If not, I’ll continue anyway 😛 Here are my seven links:
Now enough about me! We came here through Marian Allen, and it is time to move on to other blogs. My five choices:
Thank you all for broadening my horizon. And please pass on the torch!
Six Word Saturday:
It’s Christmas Eve. Christmas movies!
But watching TV isn’t about watching a movie anymore. It’s about watching bits and pieces, only to be bothered by commercials. Repeatedly.
And though I love to see George Clooney, the Nespresso ‘Swamp’ commercial turned up about six time in one evening. Too much Volluto, and not enough Decommercialato!
Want to play along? All that’s necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, read this. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing.
Happy Holidays 😀
Though there’s no snow on winter’s night
Still unseen stars are twinkling bright
And when the grayish days set in
You wonder how it should have been
Where is the whiteness that we need
The frosty coldness we must heed
Go sleighing, skating, taking walks
In comfort of thick cuddly socks
And curl up by the fire place
Joyously stuck at your home base
But none of this is happening here
This Christmas it is just Rain Dear
Would you believe me if I told you today is the shortest day of the year? YES! This dark cold freezing wet day is our ticket into spring my friends. SPRING. I can’t wait for the sun to grow stronger, to warm and caress us.
The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the winter solstice usually occurs on December 21 to 23 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, and June 20 to 23 in the Southern Hemisphere.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but most cultures have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time.
Right, it is time for celebrations.
I would like to introduce you to Katie Johnson, who is also celebrating Winter Solstice today. She does that in a very special way. Each day Katie publishes a photo she shoots herself. And each and every photo is a beauty, whether architecture, abstract, flowers, nature or animal. Of course I prefer nature and animals 😉
Let me show you an example:
Today’s photo is titled Happy Winter Solstice.
Katie Johnson is a professional photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her website: Katie’s Camera Blog.
Happy Winter Solstice! Let’s celebrate this special day, made for us by nature. For free.
Small acts of kindness come full circle and change lives. Watch and share!
Former Cirque du Soleil Artists and Silver Medalist in Paris at the 31th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, performing at “Benissimo”, live TV show in 2010. The music is composed by Martin Villiger.
This is the most tender, athletic, sexy, strong, acrobatic, sensual and beautifully choreographed dance performance I have ever seen. It is Art. Respect for these two top athletes.