In search of...
Where else to find yourself after the hustle and bustle of holiday madness?
Oranges help every time I say.
Just when winter is fully here, and the garden is sleeping, oranges are ready for picking.
The last gifts of the year.
And such good ones at that.
Of course I've stolen ever so many already.
Candy sweet, freshest fresh.
Into the garden I go.
Just as winter light beams in.
Ah yes, the perfect thing.
Just what I needed.
Bring me back fairy light...
To that place of peace and creativity.
My brain trying to morph out of mushed Christmas wrapping paper.
There it is, just in time.
And so, we follow...
On the hunt for what?
For noticing little things?
Yes, yes indeed.
Dry morning glory vines twisted in place.
Reddish brown fur, at my side always.
Last sign that autumn has already been here.
A mere memory.
Acorns and pecans.
Freezing night temperatures.
Which means giant cactus pads crash down frozen.
The mess of messes to clean up everywhere.
But it's no matter.
As long as that winter light keeps dancing.
Fingers plunge into acorns.
Dappled light through hair, like underwater seaweed.
I find a few bits and bobs in the garden.
Just as the light changes to pinkest fading sunset.
I collect my beloved oranges.
Leaving more for later, with the trees wearing dresses to protect them from the cold.
Slowly getting back to my life.
Brush-stroked skies, sunset turning the landscape lavender...
Back to the land where dreams love to live.
I guess that's why I love it here so much.
It's wild and things grow like mad, it's free and my heart just takes off.
Running with its hopelessly romantic self.
Too see what sort of mischief it can get into.
Ah, I do love these quiet days between Christmas and New Year's.
I hope you had a lovely safe holiday.
I sure did.
My house is a wreck.
I need to unpack gobs of gifts and things still.
I took so many pics.
If you aren't sick of Christmas I will go through my holiday pics and share later this week.
Let's put it to a vote, shall we?
I missed this place, with you in it.
I am listening to CocoRosie singing Far Away and sipping tea.