Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Swag - Lin Frye

Christmas Swag by linfrye
Christmas Swag, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Everywhere I go, the homes, rooms, restaurants, towns, buildings, stores, even PEOPLE - are bedecked for the holidays. Red and green are the predominant colors, and Christmas carols and music, specials on television and radio, have taken over the airwaves.

The newscasters give daily countdowns for the number of days until Christmas, and the lines at the Post Office and UPS stores are as long as those at the food kitchens.

The weather has turned cold - no snow predicted - yet (fingers crossed!) - and frosty mornings envelop the fields, and windshields need scrapping.

Work remains intense as the list of 'get done by this week' grows as long as those other lines. And in between the push for the year's closure, are the celebrations of food, gift exchanging, and visiting.

And all the while ...

I wish for snow

and that quiet cloaking,

so the frenzy of the season can slow a bit,

the white, peacefulness

still the racing and the madness,

and the world return to center.

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Another beautiful sketch Lin. I, too, am wishing for snow. It's my favorite weather when it's falling. Don't much care for 3-week-old-gray stuff but I guess that's the price. We have a tradition in my neighborhood of wearing our pajamas inside-out to make it snow but in order for it to work we need 100% participation. The kids are working on the hold outs.

  2. Paula -- sounds like a plan -- I wonder if I could get my staff to do the inside out thing??? LOL

  3. The red and white is so stunning together Lin! The Poinsettias always make such great Christmas images. Here's wishing you get your snow before Christmas!

  4. No snow for us yet, but I don't wear pyjamas. Ah well, at least we have gorgeous art from Lin to keep us in festive mood.


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