Thursday, February 06, 2014


we are little more than halfway past winter. we have had some extremely cold weather. yesterday, a good measure of snow fell and covered the riverrim.

the world outside is full of ice and snow, and inside, we keep the fires burning to warm our spirits and our bodies. it gets me to thinking about the contrast.

contrast n. state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.

opposites.. antithesis....


converse and reverse.

as I take the small glowing bead whorls to reduce the temperature in the cold snow, I'm moving back and forth between fire and ice. Stoking fires, shoveing snow...these are daily chores and I am constantly aware of the contrast.

Burning coals fall into snow, and disappear as they melt their way down to the ground.

Somewhere in the middle is balance.

...and I'm beginning to gather a good collection of whorls!


Cathy said...

Lookit at all those whorls! What eye candy... and your spinning is enticing!

Plenty of cold here - minus 26 yesterday, minus 15 this morning... I'm ready to come over and hang out by your fires!

Valerie said...

What a perfect way to take advantage of the current conditions!!

So much spindle love there....the lightand shadow in the spindle photo's is gorgeous.

cindy said...

Love your whorls!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is great fun to see all your beads. They look great. All those little whorls. Someone is going to be mighty happy to have one. Those red embers look so warm and inviting. Good to see you are so productive in this glome.

Manise said...

Beauty in it all!

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