Friday, January 18, 2013


When Winter breaks out
that special palette;
the one with glimmer and shine,
Out I trek.
No thoughts to
health or self.
There is magic to be

It will be gone.
One too many sunbeams,
clouds parting for
extra seconds,
the magic kingdom
I hurry.

To capture worlds trapped
within frozen droplets,
To see the cross
between snow
and frost.
(don't breathe~~all will melt~~this is not the real world)
And find a star
in leaf debris.

Autumn ashes made beautiful again
by this frozen
Photos captured
as diamonds dance
in the frigid air.
I am in 

And all will pass.....
.....too fast.
It is gone.
I dance in the diamond-glitter,

let the shards of
fall on my face.
And quickly retreat.

Magic only lasts
so long.


turquoisemoon said...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...


It was a morning that I could not adequately capture with the camera, breathing in frost flakes that shone in the sun.....and it felt like Fairy Land most sincerely!


Janet Ghio said...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Next time Janet, I grab a coat, hat and gloves. So I can stay out and shoot longer and not turn into a popsicle in the process.... ;-)


Corrine at said...

Lovely dahling!! Great shots, love the star and your words...Don't stay out in that cold too will be back in bed with hot toddies again. xox

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Jack Frost never hangs around long, it's true. He's a ramblin' man.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Corrine,

I seem to be perpetually near the couch with hot tea! LOL!
I don't think being out changed anything one bit. The cold air felt good in my lungs.
Not elsewhere.....but the lungs!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Debra,

We need to pin Jack Frost down, somehow, at least for a few hours longer.... :-)


Robin said...

Thank you for bringing us into the realm of Winter's Beauty.... these photos are exquisite.



Jo Murray said...

Exquisite words Anne...and the images are just beautiful.

Gloria in CA said...

Just beautiful Anne. I feel the chill of beauty. thank you.

Robbie said...

Once again, beautiful pics from a beautiful lady!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I want you to be healthy.....but these are miraculous photos of winter's glorious moments............Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Cameron said...

Those photos are breathtaking, Anne! A morning to fill up the soul cup, eh?

Jan said...

always such a peaceful feeling I get from your photo/poem posts. Lovely. Much like what I see outside my own window right now.

kj said...

you, my friend, are a poet. even without these gorgeous photos, your words describe every glimmer.

t;hank you!


Deborah said...

Magic only last so long. Yes. 34 years is not enough. I love how you still find the magic, even in this time, the Biggest Work of your life. I am trying; succeeding in small ways. I think I need a Breath of Heaven. Lovelovelove your photos and words...much like a Breath of Heaven. **kisskiss** Deb

marianne said...

beautiful shots anne! thanks for venturing out :)

Clare said...

What beautiful words - soft and magical, speaking of moments held lightly before they pass - dissolve slowly back into something else - life is wonderful

Laura said...

exactly so... and it is amazing you caught those fairies in the jar of your lens so perfectly. I don't know if you had a chance to listen to the healing womb podcast yet... but it is very much in alignment with your post dear Anne.

studio lolo said...

magical, beautiful post. I think I see the fairies!!

Thinking of you with warmest thoughts.


Terra said...

Beauty here in your photos, especially like the first one and its colors.

di from di-did-it said...

catching up on blogs today/tonight and intentionally saved the best for last. YOU! these photos are exquisite. when are you gonna start offering these to your fans? I'll go check your site now....

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