December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~Slanting Winter Light

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."
    ~Ada V. Hendricks

*I found this Colorado Water Lily blooming in the stock tank yesterday...Happy Winter Solstice!


  1. Lovely words and very beautiful macro images.

  2. These images are beyond lovely especially the last one- so amazingly simple and light! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Thank you for the beauty on this sad day.

  4. What a lovely bloom in December! Water lilies are so pretty and your photos definitely capture all their beauty.
    Love to get together over the holiday! :)

  5. Beautiful photos, and your Pooh quote always makes me smile. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Your talent for photography is amazing!!! Gorgoeus, gorgeous photos, as usual!!! When we lived in SC there was an always-full drainage pond behind the Winn Dixie that would fill with water lillies. The first time I saw them, having never seen water lillies before, I gasped and nearly caused my husband to wreck the car. Thanks for allowing me to view them again in the safety of my own home!! :o)

  7. Such amazingly lovely pictures! And a truly heartwarming quote to accompany them :)

    I'm hoping my first-ever water lily will produce a flower for me. It's growing in a small basin in a sunny spot, but seems to be taking it's time about establishing itself.

  8. Astonishing photos of petal and light Cat! Beautiful images and words! Happy Winter Solstice!!

  9. it's a beauty! I must get one for my stock tank~gail

  10. I love your creative photos! Yeah, the days are going to be getting a little longer each day now!

    I like what your pastor said about celebrating our Savior being born.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Thank you Donna - Merry Christmas!

    Thanks so much Jennifer - Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

    Sandra, Thank you...we were all together tonight and there were many beautiful moments. We miss you.

    Thanks Amy - I can't believe it is still blooming!

    Merry Christmas Meredehuit!

    Thanks Mary - Pooh makes me smile too ;-)

    Thanks TS. If I'd been driving a car when I spotted the bloom in the stock tank I would have was such a surprise in late December! Merry Christmas!

    Thank you Desiree...When I bought my lily they recommended fertilizer tablets that you feed the plant once a month...apparently they are very hungry! You might give that a try if you haven't already.

    Thank you Carol!

    I hope you do Gail, they are delightful and never fail to make me smile!

    Hi Sue, Thank you. Merry Christmas!

  12. First - very nice quote. Second - beautiful images; water lilies are so wonderful and you're so lucky to still have them !

    Lastly - have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog - much appreciated, as are all your posts.

  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family Cat! I wish you more hope, peace and love.

  14. A beautiful holiday surprise -- Merry Christmas, Cat!

  15. Beautiful photos, Cat and a lovely poem that captures the spirit of Christmas beautifully. Merry Christmas! :)


    Check out these birdhouses!!! I'm a huge fan of childrens literature, having spent 10 yrs teaching Reading/Writing before being thrust into science, and love Pooh and the Wizard of Oz. I love your Pooh quotes above the comments section and thought of you when I saw these!! Expensive, but so much fun!!!!

  17. Its beautiful.

    Just like to share with you a life quote...

    "I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. " -- Colette

    You can get more life quotes at


Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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