February 22, 2012
chasing the night...
The other morning we headed south to pick up our special weekend guests, a couple of good friends that used to live here. We drove in those early hours of the morning, watching as the dawn was slowly chasing the night away. To the east of us, the skies were slowly brightening up; to the west: inky blackness dotted with twinkling stars. A yellow ochre, crescent moon was slowly being swallowed by the light.
Its amazing to watch the change from night to day, it's like the whole North is waking up. The sun turning the skies orange and pink; starting at the horizon..The pine trees were silhouetted against the sunrise. By the time we got into the city it was frosty and foggy; hoar frost(ice crystals) clinging to trees branches turning them into ethereal white beauties. They glisten like they have been dusted with white glitter. They look so soft from afar. A true beauty to behold.
My love affair with nature has become more intense; being able to experience it in many different ways in different parts of the world. Each place holding a special part of my heart, but it seems the natural beauty of the North is now taking hold of me. I welcome it with open arms.
Speaking of love affairs, two more are wrapped up in this card; buttons and yummy glitter. Is there anything better than glittered buttons?! They look so sugary, dusted with that shimmer. I made this card for a co-worker of my guy's. It was a Valentine request for his special lady. I was only too happy to oblige his request.(He was super sweet about it) Over at Papertrey Ink, their Make It Monday challenge incorporates glittered buttons so I'm going to link this up there.
See you soon!