The Deepening of Winter

The cozy, introspective slow down of winter is here.  December was such a flurry of incidents, activity and celebration that I have been away from the studio for an unsettling amount of time.  Now I can return.  Studio time is not only the making but also the conversation with the cosmos, the invisibles, the tandem energies of the layered realities the are the juice of creativity. 

 Tree Amulets Decorating the Inside

Tree Amulets Decorating the Inside

Of course the garden always evokes, whether good or ill.

Some pics from the morning garden walk:

 Winter Flame Heather

Winter Flame Heather


 Winter bark from my favorite tree, Stewartia

Winter bark from my favorite tree, Stewartia

 The Mexican Orange always provides bright light on grey winter days.  The beautiful winter form of a willow Roger grew from a stick in my birthday bouquet and few years ago frames it.

The Mexican Orange always provides bright light on grey winter days.  The beautiful winter form of a willow Roger grew from a stick in my birthday bouquet and few years ago frames it.

 Snow Drops!

Snow Drops!

 Winter rain drops glisten.  Oregon sunshine!

Winter rain drops glisten.  Oregon sunshine!