Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Swag

Christmas Swag by linfrye
Christmas Swag, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Everywhere I go, the homes, rooms, restaurants, towns, buildings, stores, even PEOPLE - are bedecked for the holidays. Red and green are the predominant colors, and Christmas carols and music, specials on television and radio, have taken over the airwaves.

The newscasters give daily countdowns for the number of days until Christmas, and the lines at the Post Office and UPS stores are as long as those at the food kitchens.

The weather has turned cold - no snow predicted - yet (fingers crossed!) - and frosty mornings envelop the fields, and windshields need scrapping.

Work remains intense as the list of 'get done by this week' grows as long as those other lines. And in between the push for the year's closure, are the celebrations of food, gift exchanging, and visiting.

And all the while ...

I wish for snow

and that quiet cloaking,

so the frenzy of the season can slow a bit,

the white, peacefulness

still the racing and the madness,

and the world return to center.


Lise Steenerson said...

Beautiful Lin!! I love the softness of the pine branches

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness Lin -- terrific. I love it all but again the way it flows away at the bottom and the way the evergreen branches look like they have a dusting of snow on them. The colors are all gorgeous and play off each other to make a perfect composition. And your prose -- so lovely.
Big hugs,

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Oh my Lin, this is BRILLIANT!! You really work well under the presure of Holiday Season. Well done.

Joan T said...

Lovely job on this!!! I like how you combined the evergreens with the reds and whites.

Looks like you are in the holiday spirit! Enjoy!!

Teri C said...

So serenely beautiful Lin.