I love evergreens draped in snow, and I took this pic a few weeks ago. This filter on it made the bare trees even more beautiful, though. So stark and sharp and delicate. I thought about how this filter emphasized light and pale colors, and how even barrenness turns to beauty. This made me think about how we do this in our own lives–take hard times, or ugly acts, or difficult losses, and turn them into our unique, hopeful lives.
So, I’m using this as my online holiday wishes this year.
Whatever and however you celebrate, I am wishing you a magical, wonderful end to 2016, and a new year that finds you stitching together this year’s scraps into a brand new glorious creation!
[Tech details, since someone usually asks :>) I snapped a picture of evergreens recently. I really liked the pic and was amazed at the way it changed in different Picsart filters on my Android phone. (I used the same image with a different filter for Carol Varsalona’s winter gallery poem when it’s time for that.) Then I used the paid WordSwag app–my favorite!–to put my poem on the image.]
I love how you used a quilt metaphor for your poem, a collection of scraps made beautiful by skillful hands. Happy holidays to you!
Thank you, Margaret. I’ve always wished I liked quilting or detail sewing. No such luck, but I find the sewing metaphors spilling out at times. (I can sew the basics, but…)
Martha O'Quinn says
Quite astounding Laura; photo, poetry and the analogy of quilt/winter scraps. Wishing you and yours and day filled with peace, warmth and lots of fun foods and a new year full of good health and much happiness.
Oh, thank you for those lovely wishes!
Wishing you Happy Holiday times, too, Laura. What a gorgeous way to create the photo, and I love the quilt scraps of your poem, “stitch sky to snow to frozen ground”. (Stay warm too!)
Thank you, Linda–and we’re all the way up in the 20s now. Much balmier:>)
Donna Smith says
This is my new favorite poem and image. Thanks!
Wow–thank you, Donna:)
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says
You’ve found the beauty of the season, Laura—I’m ready for that warm new world! Wishing you all the best for the holidays and new year. xo
Sara Matson says
This is beautiful. Thank you for it! And happy holidays to you, too. 🙂