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nita  from red tin heart

i love this picture of you... the gloves and everything. we are getting ready for Christmas too. with a different tree this year.. pink xoxo nita

liz elayne

oh i love reading by candlelight. last year, we lost power for two days and stubbornly stayed in our home under layers of clothes and blankets, cuddled by a dear golden. it felt like an adventure part of the time...the part that included reading by candlelight...

oh i love that you have snow dear girl. i just imagine you snug in your home creating and drinking tea and dancing in your life...

and i adore, i mean ADORE, your mittens!

Stephanie Lee

oh you are a tease. A TEASE!

That first picture of you with the lights is very, cozily winter. :)

nita  from red tin heart

i love this picture of you. the gloves and everything... we are getting ready to put up a new tree this year... me and my daughter, a pink one.. different, but maybe it will bring us a wee bit of happiness. xoxo nita <3

do you like annie lenox? she is my favorite female singer.

Kimberley

How I long for snow (just give me some kinda weather! So. California has no weather!), real darkness and real silence. Perhaps its time to go out to the desert again. Your pictures and words transport me.

Jo Stables

What a magical picture you paint with your words. Makes me long to share the peace and solitude with you, away from all the dramas over here... We had our first taste of Summer this week and it was too much of a shock to my system, bring back Winter I say!!
Love you,
Jo xoxoxo

lk

The electricity went out at the river house last weekend for several hours. It was beautiful. And, then, in the utter blackness that is the woods, Joe promptly walked into the koi pond. (which is 3.5 ft deep, so he ended up falling in up to his armpits and coming out covered in duck weed) We hung his clothes in front of the wood stove, tucked his shoes up next to the oil heater, and made shadow puppets by lantern light- me, Joe, Gryphon, Maggie, Sunny, Nonny, Poppy and Sid (okay, Sid didn't make shadow puppets, but it isn't his fault he doesn't have opposable thumbs.) Memories.

Erin Gergen Halls

Ahh, yes, snow. We had our first dance with those little white flickers here in Minnesota the other day, as well. I kneeled on the couch, side by side with two of my little ones, and we peered over the back and out beyond the big window and just...watched. Then I noticed our reflections in the window, a closer more intimate kind of watching, and I marveled at their expressions. There was barely any snow but the excitement was tangible! It was, after all, the first snow! Then I realized, not only did I have the same expression reflected on my face, but that they got that expression, that first snow appreciation, from me! I felt the whole moment worthy of a healthy dollop of whipped cream in the cocoa! Cheers!

Erin Gergen Halls

Ahh, yes, snow. We had our first dance with those little white flickers here in Minnesota the other day, as well. I kneeled on the couch, side by side with two of my little ones, and we peered over the back and out beyond the big window and just...watched. Then I noticed our reflections in the window, a closer more intimate kind of watching, and I marveled at their expressions. There was barely any snow but the excitement was tangible! It was, after all, the first snow! Then I realized, not only did I have the same expression reflected on my face, but that they got that expression, that first snow appreciation, from me! I felt the whole moment worthy of a healthy dollop of whipped cream in the cocoa! Cheers!

kim

sitting in front of the fire with the dogs drinking honey ginger tea listening to the howling wind and thinking of you....
xo

kim

sitting in front of the fire drinking honey ginger green tea listening to the howling wind and thinking of you......
xo

anna maria

Snow, already!
You live in an enchanted place, or at least you are able to make it sound so, an artist elf with your four-legged helper.
Keep warm.

Tina

Oh....just to hear you describe it brings a sigh. I read it, then close my eyes and I'm transported to PEACE...To that place that lives in my mind.....my dream place. It SHALL be a reality someday! What an absolutely, positively PERFECT place you are in, Nina B....both literally and figuratively!

Sue

OMG! As if living on Firefly Road doesn't sound romantic enough....now you've got beautiful snowflakes too!! Your descriptions are as amazing as your jewellery Nina.

Have a great snow-scattered weekend :-)

Sue xxx

marylin

LOve the writing. I, too, live in the country and know exactly what you are saying. It is a different and quiet world!!

Hugs

Marylin

alex s

Wonderful post Nina. Perfectly punctuated by the black and white images...accented by black and white strips, etc. You vibrate at the very center of the heart.

Darkness, quiet, stillness...and we light candles...a metaphor for the human soul.

The only time I have been blessed with this phenomenon was when I lived on Crete. They conserve electricity there and on schedule each province will have black outs. We could still pick our way home, or down to the sea by moonlight, or we would follow the Milky Way which was so startlingly bright.

And the best part is the silence. I suppose we forget how rare it is.

Brian

Several years ago part of lower Manhattan went dark because of a substation fire at 14th St. (This was not part of the citywide blackout that occurred only a couple of years ago.) We had been out, and only returned to our apartment late in the afternoon. I had to pick my way up three flights of stares, find the hall doorway, negotiate a couple of hall turns and find my apartment door by counting as my hands brushed the walls. I had never been in such utter darkness, with no light penetrating these interior spaces. It was at once a frightening and illuminating experience. One had just a momentary sense of the world of the blind, and the ways in which their other senses are enhanced and fill the gaps.

I'll be in Vermont next Fri-Sun and look forward to that mountain stillness and star-filled skies.

Brian

And I look forward to seeing new pieces in your Etsy shop. I may have to do some Christmas shopping for my wife! :-)

hol

It is writing like this, that makes me miss 4 seasons,....a peaceful time....

You never know how dark
How dark really is
Until you can not see
hsm
i wrote that a long time ago, when on the island, we had to wait for the sun to let us know we were o.k.,
OX, ...hol

Steph

No snow here yet ... but winter is almost here ... It's freezing and the sky is blue ! I only experienced the real dark once ... in Tennessee ... well I mean a magic dark sky with millions of shiny spots ... In my life I never saw so many stars .. Belgium doesnt have this kind of sky .. it's a tiny well lit country ..even in the country side you can see street lamps...
Thanks for sharing the magic of your mountains with us !

misty

snow sounds magical after such a long stretch of not seeing it, funny how i say that now. i can't imagine a winter without it, but here, still no snow, still so, so many leaves of the most beautiful fall colors...will it snow here? i wonder, but i won't ask for it, i did that last year and the snow came for months and months, but near the lake it is a given that there will be a lot of snow. here, in the mountains the seasons seem to linger a lot longer, days feel longer somehow, and snow seems unlikely with fall still going strong, but we will just have to wait and see. wishing you many more snowflakes. xo

samm

here in our funny little beachhouse by the bay, my hubby and I have banned electrical lighting in a BIG way. It's our silent protest against all things global and warming! for the past month we have not flicked a light switch, every night I cook by candle light, we eat and read by it and ohhhhh how lovely it is. Once, last week, due to some kind of accidental overindulgence of the alcoholic kind, a switch got flicked - just one though and oh boy, how quickly it returned to its "off" position. It felt foreign and obtrusive! And imaging how proud we were of the credit note we received just this morning in the post, from the electricity company. Only ten dollars, but ten no less. Imagine if we all could???
xoxox may your winter be all white and snowy xo

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