“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

12.12.2008

Blue Christmas

I admit it.

I am glad autumn is almost over. I am glad winter is almost here. That means spring is right around the corner - albeit a long corner - and that means blues. Instead of reds & golds & oranges, which, as gorgeous & breathtaking as they are, I am just not good at. That's why I didn't really know we had such red, red trees here - I am always so busy in the fall & the temperature begins to drop & I just hurry from the inside of the house to my car & I've just not paid any attention until this year. Sad but true. This year, however, I noticed, and was just astounded. I'd only seen the ginkgos in their golden-overnight display - hard to miss - but I'd ignored all the other glorious trees, and only noticed the brown, brown, brown leaves on the ground. Head down against the wind, watching my feet as I scurried to the car. I am a bit ashamed. I apologize to all those trees for all those years of gifts I missed.

But still. I have missed my blues & lilacs & lavenders & hydrangeas & periwinkles & cannot wait for grape hyacinths & paperwhites to begin to bloom. In the meantime there is Christmas & blue lights & aqua bulbs & silver this & that.



There are birds to placed on trees & about the house.

Work begins to wind down & I have time to breathe. To dream. To shop, to buy presents and giftwrap & ribbon, and appreciate the Christmas displays all over town. Last weekend the lovely, lovely Katie and I swooped by a nighttime Christmas festival at Blue Moon Gardens. When Katie stepped onto a path surrounded on all sides by luminarias, she turned to me, smiling, and said, "I'm so happy!"

Yes. Me too.

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bloo and silver! I love your vision and version of Christmas! Sending Season's Greetings your ways!
    Sandra Evertson

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  2. P.S.
    I am adding your fabulous blog to my Creative places list on my blog if that's ok for you!
    Sandra Evertson

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  3. Sandra - I am more than flattered that you want to add me to your wonderful list - a list that has taken me on many fabulous journeys. And a Merry Christmas back at you!

    :) Debi

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  4. I believe the angels were wearing bluebirds' wings! Debi, this is a heartful post. Puts me in the mood for a Blue Christmas.

    I gave out a bunch of awards at my place but never got around to naming the visual artists who inspire me. I ran out of time (and steam.) You are one who was on my mind and I wish you would walk over to my place and choose an award for yourself.

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  5. San - Thank you!

    PS - I see you have found a way to read my hidden words! :)

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  6. No one loves Blue Moon Gardens as more than I do!!! I take a camera sometimes and stroll the grounds, looking for good shots. Then I put the camera up so I can actually enjoy myself and shop! I missed this event, though!
    Brenda

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  7. Brenda - It is a magical place. I have Christmas shopped there at the last possible moment, with no one around but an employee. I highly recommend it!

    :) Debi

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  8. I love how beautifullly you capture these frosty colours...I can tell you're in your element...:)

    xo

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  9. Celeste - I really do love these colors best. :) Thank you!

    Debi

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  10. Oh gosh! I don't know where to start. I am love love loving these pretty blue images. So soft and wintery!
    Just beautiful, thank you.
    xo
    S

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  11. For some strange reason, I always associate certain colours with the months of the year (not just cause the leaves and flowers are certain colours depending on the month...I don't know, it's a weird thing) and December has always been blue to me. Not red and green...but soft baby blue. Just like the beautiful blues you have captured here.

    I am so glad you have some time and space now to slow down and absorb the magic.

    A blue Christmas to you, dear Debi.

    ps....no fair. How come everyone can read these mystery words but me? Feeling really blue now. *sniff*

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  12. Suvarna - I'm so pleased you like these little pieces. Many thanks!

    Jaime - December has always been blue for me also, and then January moves into a white, and then slowly the year evolves to greens & then back into blue. Until fall. Isn't that funny?

    :) Debi

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