Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstice Moments



silver stars shimmer
lighting the crowning glory
enveloped in peace



the ease of the trees
holding the weight of the world
balanced with beauty



a sense of wonder
blankets the surface of all
look toward the new day

45 comments:

Mar said...

great photos!!
a reindeer
:)
is santa stopping early?

happy holiday!!

jill z said...

Majestic photos
Beautiful celebration
Poetry of peace.

Snowfall glistening
Gently meeting the season
Poignantly blessed.

stregata said...

Beautiful! Just lovely!!

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely photos!

Ian Foster said...

Great photos,lovely poetry. Bravo!

Lawendula said...

Wonderful reindeer kitsch in the first picture!
But it's true. Solstice is a very special point of the year, full of magic and the light is coming back.
A part of your poem "After the storm" reminded me of that:
When the air is clear and the wind stops blowing
The sun reappears and the earth starts glowing
A light so strong as if all knowing
Sense of wonder to explore

Doesn't that fit nicely? Have a lightfull solstice, my friend! :)

lynne h said...

solstice love to you, seth...

Annie said...

Seth, you kept your pet reindeer secret all year! Happy Solstice, Happy Christmas, Happy holiday!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These photos are especially relevant with the snow that is ravaging through the north east.

Happy Winter Solstice. Stay warm, dry, and safe!

ArtPropelled said...

The christmases of childhood story books. Would you believe it, it's sizzling here today.

All heaven and earth
Flowered white obliterate ....
Snow .... unceasing snow.
- Hashin

MrCachet said...

The antlered animal at the bottom is a RED DEER, appropriate for the season!

Kim said...

I just love pics of cold anything at this time of the year! We're all melting away here and headed for the pool to cool off and it's after 10pm!

red or gray art said...

blessings to you [] lovely series of pictures

Bea said...

Love the photos! :)Bea

Lisa said...

Magical photos that capture the essence of Solstice.

La Dolce Vita said...

just magical! blessed Solstice to you and yours!

Julie said...

Love your holiday display, Seth..

Are there caged reindeer in New York? That guy is making blog rounds..

Bill C. said...

Very beautiful, Seth.

femminismo said...

Love the first one all in blue, with the bird perching above. Solstice greetings to you!

Lynn said...

Absolutely awesome photos Seth, and wishing you a happy holiday season and huge amounts of creativity in 2010.

Studio Sylvia said...

Beautiful photos Seth. Looking at your photos in reverse order - life as it is,the reality, a special moment (a snowfall) and magic can come into our lives (the silver and the blue) to transform the mundane. One just has to know where to look, to find the magic, the ordinary taking on a new mantle. Thank you for a thought provoking post. Season's Greetings.

Chris said...

Thank you, Seth.
Hope your holidays are wonderful.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ahh so Zen and beautifully done Seth!
Have a wonderful holiday!!!
Ho Ho Snow and Solstice Blessings!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Seth,

A wonderful and graceful post on this special day.

The pictures and poetry is a delight and it has only enriched my day.

Thank you for sharing.

Warmest regards to you and your family this holiday season,
Egmont

neva gagliano said...

wow......combo special, solstice brings the little of reindeer zipping over the frosted treetops!

Marit said...

Love the blue and silvery photo's... have yourself a merry Christmas Seth!!!!

B.Held said...

Completely mesmerizing and beautiful.

Assayya said...

so much magick in those mesmerizing pictures and poem:))

Mary said...

Beautiful photos!

Christmas blessings to you and yours.

Gwen Buchanan said...

These are wonderful Seth... Peace and calm...

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Happy Winter Solstice to you Seth. Your poetry is so lean in words and so strong in metaphors for living in a winter's moment. The white light and crisp winter trees seem to say be at Peace with those you love. When I was small growing up in Louisville ,Kentucky the Dixie Manor shopping center would "import" real reindeer for children to have their photos taken. We never had enough money for the $5.00 fee per child in the 1960's but the kind gentleman would let me feed the reindeer fresh apples and carrot strips. Who needs a picture when my heart will forever carry this holiday memory. Where did you find this wonderful reindeer? Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Terry Rafferty said...

You never cease to surprise and amaze. Lovely pictures for one of my favorite days: now I get to look forward to each day being longer and warmer. Happy Solstice!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Simply. Beautiful. -J

azirca said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for all of your inspiration filled posts throughout the year.
Have a fabulous Christmas, may 2010 bring you much happiness and creativity.

Debrina said...

Hi Seth - it's been a blinkin age since I came and saw you, sorry. I've been so time poor these days it's lucky I even get to do my art. Well, here I am to wish you a very merry xmas and an extraordinary new year! Beaut photos and a big thanks, btw, for all your work this year in bringing us all together and making the art world rock.

Lumilyon said...

Wishing you a peaceful, joyful Solstice and thank you for all your kind support this year Seth x

Gaby Bee said...

Great pics!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year Seth, to you and all your loved ones!

Carmen said...

Incredible shots. ♥

*jean* said...

lovely! happy holidays, seth!!

Essay said...

Thanks for sharing, your blog is worth reading, nice post. Keep it up.

Deb said...

Now THIS is Christmas! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos, Seth!! Happy Holidays!

Marilyn said...

Positively gorgeous photos! The snow-laden trees are just beautiful.

rivergardenstudio said...

Magic is everywhere here... wishing you winter wonder and blessings... roxanne

Trudy Callan said...

I love your Secret Sunday segment. I love learning about new art blogs and their tips. Thank you!

Trudy
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

Trudy Callan said...

I would like to recommend that you feature Shona of An Artful Life from www.shonastudio.blogspot.com at some point.

She is an artist on call with Sommerset and has a book coming out in March called The Artistic Mother which is being published by North Light Books. The book will help mothers fit their art in around their families. The book is available for preorder on Amazon. She is a very talented artist.