Stars twinkle clear sky
Lovely ring circles full moon
Light for longest nights!
Art Prescription: Evening walks take on new meanings in winter. Instead of watching the sun set, I get to watch the moon rise. Tonight the moon is full…called by Native Americans the “Full Cold Moon,” or the “Full Long Nights Moon.” This time of year temperatures dive, 20’s expected here in North Carolina. Since it’s hard to capture the beauty of a moon lit sky with a camera (unless you are a pro), I encourage you to sketch and/or paint this magical winter scene!
The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
A voice sang from woods
Peace on earth, goodwill to man
Many answered call!!
Art Prescription: Beautiful Christmas day here in North Carolina. Spent it with my soul-mate walking in the woods, doing a Christmas day bird count, and a bit of sketching…bliss…shear bliss. I highly recommend it. This new year go out and buy yourself a sketchbook. Simply take notice of your surroundings. Especially when you are too busy…just ten minutes of joy and a change in brain chemistry!
Hear your grandparent’s voices
Art Prescription: Voices from the past visit. Life is rich…and life is long.
A wave of blackbirds
Move as one mass over trees
Wings vibrate the air!
Art Prescription: Instead of the mall, my love and I walked almost 6 miles in the woods today, which seemed to be brimming with activity…snow coming? As we walked our familiar path a flock of black-birds came up across the trees with an amazing presence. The sound of thousands of birds chirping, and the thunder-like vibration of their one for all flight, shook the woods. I stood in the brown, grassy meadow in complete awe, and wholly grateful for this serene moment.
Round, pale-yellow moon
Rises over winter trees
Sunset cast pink hue!
Art Prescription: Evening and morning light is phenomenal. Tonight’s moon began rotation as the sun set, casting a pink horizon behind a winter landscape.
Alone, not lonely
Shear peacefulness, quiet bliss
Hear your own footsteps!
Art Prescription: Do you enjoy being alone? I do. Even more so when the world is whirling away at the speed of light. I love it so quiet that the only thing I hear are the squirrels chattering, the birds chirping, and the crunch of leaves under each step! and the swish of my paint brush!
Owl calls out from woods
Eyes acclimate as light fades
Birds announce days end.
Art Prescription: Sam and I went for a late afternoon, almost evening, walk at Mason Farm. Lots of activity as the temperature drops and the sun sets with a dramatic pink sky!! As squirrels scurry to their nests, birds take last call, and the nocturnal world begins to wake.
Life does three-sixty
In one full twenty-four hours
Lights, camera, NOW!
Art Prescription: Life can be so quiet, or so busy it makes your head spin!! One day can drag out hour by hour, or be spent racing with the clock. Time is funny that way.
Allegro for fall
Hot coffee and pumpkin patch
Dry leaves swirl to ground.
Art Prescription: If you spend any time gazing out the window these days you will see leaves floating to a resting spot on earth. Many writers acknowledge the slightly sad, melancholy feelings that come with fall. There is that…There is also the refreshing cool weather when hot beverages warm the hand, and autumn color burst onto the scene with bright orange and red. Tomorrow I’m heading to a local pumpkin patch for visuals to feed my artist eye!!
Crickets and frogs sing
Through my open window now
As moon sweeps the sky!
Art Prescription: Going to sleep to the tune of the woods, a cool breeze crossing my sheets, and the harvest moon lighting the way, bliss! A very simple pleasure!