We were fortunate to have crisp, clear skies the night of the Solstice total lunar eclipse. It was a magickal thing to witness as slowly but steadily the shadow overtook the moon, until just a fingernail sliver of gleaming white remained. Once the shadow was complete, the moon appeared as a faint, muddy red orb, constantly undergoing subtle shifts of hue and dimness. My intent was to watch until the light began to return, but earth sure casts a huge shadow - the darkness must have lasted an hour, if not more, and by 2:15am, I was so cold and sleepy, I took myself indoors to bed.
I designed this heron as a gift for my client who lives near the wildlife area where Tony and I kayak. Patterns aren't my favorite thing to work with, but now and then I enjoy drawing one up and turning it into a completed work of glass and wire.
Christmas was a treat, as it always is. Low key, stressless time with family, as well as calling on friends to deliver cookies.
Here is a small portion of some of the charmingly thoughtful gifts I received.
This morning, I took myself to the Red Cup for a brunch of gringo salad and Columbian supreme coffee. And a little read of Little Edie's charming diary.