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Friday, January 1, 2016

Good morning 2016...


A sparkly frosty morning to bring in the New Year...Georgia has already been flitting about...
When the land is covered in a dusting of ice and the winter sun hovers along the treeline, 
it's me and the camera out to marvel at the cold hand of Jack Frost...
The term 'Wabi Sabi' in Japanese has no real translation but basically means 
perfection in imperfection, irregular beauty, things in their simplest, most austere and natural state...
The art of everyday life...
And on this first day of a New Year I am welcomed by all and any small thing out here in the cold...
I stare in awe...  
   
 ...at  the creative transformation these tiny things have undergone through a cold clear night... 
Many lie dormant ...
Asleep in frozen grace...
Our lives...are but a little while,
so let them run as sweetly as you can,
and give no thought to grief from day to day.
For time is not concerned to keep our hopes,
but hurries on it's business,
and is gone.
                                      ~Euripedes~
What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
~Crowfoot~
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~Eleanora Duse~
Hello...welcome to a new day!

6 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

Beautiful photos and like one of your quotations says simple things in nature such as this wonderful hoar frost and the flowers trimmed with its lace edging do have the power to move me so my soul must still be alive! I am going to copy that quote out and pin it where I can see it daily. Happy new Year to you from wet, grey south west England!

Nancy Kay said...

The frosty pictures are wonderful. The frost does amazing things...transforming the common into something special.

farmlady said...

Happy New Year, my friend. It's a beautiful world and we will always find
something to prove this. I love the quote...
What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
~Crowfoot~
It's the connection of our shared love of nature.
Beautiful post.

Heather Robinson said...

Such incredible beauty and timeless...in both words and images...what an amazing start to this New Year!
Hoping that your 2016 continues right along in this vein. :)

Jane said...

Kerry, magical photos and beautiful words to go with them. Thank you for starting off my year just right. Happy 2016!

Gabi said...

I love your very beautiful pictures!
Happy new Year!