Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hoar Frost

Yesterday morning we walked while the hoar frost hung on the trees.
It was magnificent.
We knew as soon as the fog lifted
the sun would melt the frost.
We knew for a brief moment
we would see a dazzling world.
This was a wabi sabi
I tried to capture the frozen fog,
yet I could not.

The ivy, holly

and dried roses
in the garden

were beautiful.

 Like all wabi sabi
the hoar frost was fleeting.
My time with the frost is now a memory.
My husband and I walked together
and shared the experience of the hoar frost.
We shall tell the story to our children
of walking in the cemetery
in awe of the frost.

Last year when my sister began her battle with cancer
I went on an inner healing journey
so I could walk with her.
I devoted one year to my journey.
I finished my medicine wheel journals.
My sister is doing okay.

I have begun a new journey.
I have begun to live deeply.
I am living the wabi sabi way.
It is walking in beauty.


Wendy said...

What a beautiful post, Sherry. Your pictures are so elegant. I like how the birds flew into them. Poor roses, they look like they're coated in sugar.

Living deeply, sounds like a good journey.

Cathy said...

Your photos are excellent!!

You should read Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren


Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life by Diane Durston

both are good.

Suz said...

I followed you here from my own blog- a garden wench
I hit next blog and found you...
your photos of the frost are magical
I am amazed looking around your blog at how many books you feature..surely you don't have ALL these books..do you?
They are marvelous
looking forward to learning more about you ...suz

marmee said...

very inspiring sherry. i haven't heard of wabi sabi moments but i do believe in valuing imperfection. i love capturing beauty and creating it also. living deeply...living simply...living fully is something i am trying with my whole heart to do.
i am glad your sister is doing okay.
have a merry new year.c