Sunday, January 20, 2013

Still Life

Cake plate still life

As much as I enjoy the holidays, the beauty of Christmas, spending time with family and friends, and all the festivities, I secretly look forward to January when life is still.  There is time to reflect on the past year and dream about the year to come.  In a four season climate, winter is the restful period when life slows down a bit.  Or at least that is what I long for after the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the last of the decorations have been put away.  Funny, as my children become young adults my life doesn't seem to slow down as I thought it would, but instead moves faster and faster.

I recently had the privilege of going skiing in Colorado with my parents, my sister, and Addison.  It was a peaceful break to start off the new year.  Unfortunately, Maddie couldn't join us because of school. Many thanks to my family who took care of her. Addison normally would be back in college by now, but he will be studying architecture in Poland this semester and hasn't left yet, so he was able to be with us.  It was special to spend this time with him since he will soon be very far away.  It was also great to be with my wonderful only sibling and my dear parents.  It was cold, clear, and calm at the top of the mountains.  It was its own kind of still life. 

Mountain still life

Ski still life

Addison and my sister

My parents

The last run

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