Mirror World

Monday, December 25, 2017 1 Permalink 0

Tonight we are home from a brief sojourn just two hours to the north of where we live. It's the best country, in my opinion. La Corr├Ęze is the home of fairy tales, and the bravery of la Gaillarde in wars since history began, and truly incredible food. It is also strikingly similar in both landscape and ...

Lo He comes with clouds descending

Thursday, December 7, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Today is our Fifth Anniversary of living in this house, and this morning, like a renewal of vows between us and this place, we woke to a beautiful gift: A silver landscape. During the night, fog and low clouds pushed in from the East along the river, and as they froze, like a sea of ice ...

Freezes like tiny hammers

Friday, December 1, 2017 0 Permalink 0

In fall there is the expected seasonal stained-glass pattern of autumn leaves, orange-and-red. There is rust. There is ochre - the bright and distracting display. But there are so many other colors also which our habitual imaginations exclude. The successive freezes expose them like tiny hammers shattering the glass of tradition so that we can see ...