1.12.11

Everything is dripping wet for the first day of Advent










































Last night as I was sleeping 
I dreamt -marvellous error-
that there was a fiery sun here in my heart
It was fiery because it gave warmth as if from a hearth, 
and it was sun because it gave light, 
and brought tears 
to my eyes.
      
-Antonio Machado

While the garden sleeps a soft winter is bringing buckets of rain. After one exciting frosty morning, now mild Atlantic weather systems have taken over and instead of winter wonderland we should 
have a wet and windy Christmas.

We need to keep a warm flame in our hearts at this time of the year, a memory of heat and light, 
to see us through until the spring. Time to get the 4 candles of Advent lighting and to retreat indoors.



25 comments:

  1. But I remember that the first day of Advent (27th November) was dry. Deep dry. High and dry. Though I miss the blanket of Atlantic moisture.

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  2. Люблю снимки с капельками воды:)Очень красивые фотографии!!!Удачи!

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  3. Magical images. The water spheres manage the light so. I selfishly hope you get some snow so I can see the photographs you take of it too.

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  4. How delicate does the grass look with it's dainty drips of rain. Happy first of December.

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  5. I'd say it's sparkling rather than dripping and so appropriate them for Advent x

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  6. Stunning. I love your images. Thank you for sharing your gift!

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  7. It's so hard o photograph raindrops on delicate grass heads. The second photograph is so delicate.

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  8. These are beautiful pictures...I could feel the soft misty rain...definitely time for me to get warm...weather still a it warmer than unusual but it is getting colder...brrr.

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  9. Oh! Raindrop envy... what beautiful photos. That is my next challenge, learn to take raindrop photos, using yours as a benchmark.

    It has been really cold here today, the first bitter day.

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  10. Lovely photos and lovely thoughts. It is these sentiments that get us through a dull brown winter.

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  11. Beautifully captured ephemeral jewel drops. Magical as the warm hearth within . . . lovely poem. Keep warm. Enjoy the holiday season. Carol

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  12. Alas, the golden glow of autumn has gone - we have stormy weather here - your raindrops remind me of calmer times.

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog - I'm glad it led me back here. Your photos are stunning, especially the bird ones in a previous post. I tried to photograph birds on my feeder last winter and it's so hard! Anyway, I'll look forward to experiencing winter through your eyes :)

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  14. The rosy-purple leaves in your last photo are exactly the color of Advent candles. When I was a child this time of waiting seemed so long! Now it goes by far too quickly. Stay warm!

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  15. Exquisite photos.

    Lovely last line

    We need to keep a warm flame in our hearts at this time of the year, a memory of heat and light,
    to see us through until the spring. Time to get the 4 candles of Advent lighting and to retreat indoors.

    Makes me feel warm to read it.

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  16. I love your wet and dripping foliage. Beautifully captured.

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  17. My godness!
    Why on earth havent I visited your blog and seen your beautiful pictures before??!
    Thanks for letting me know. I'll be back. To have a break.

    Hilde :)

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  18. I have not visited you for far too long! Your photographs get better and better. That Beowulf quote is wonderful - I wish I'd found it!

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  19. What a beautiful post. Loving the photos of dewdrops, so magical!

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  20. Beautiful photos! We are having lots of rain here, too, and it's beginning to turn cold. I love the inward turning of winter, the coziness, the warmth of a fire. And I love gray days and dripping foliage! Now, I can love all of this, because our winter is short. By February I will be looking for the first signs of spring!

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  21. Fantásticas fotos! Grande beleza e rigor. Um prazer para os olhos.

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