on this amazing morning
instead of beginning with alpenglow on the mountain tops
we began with a soft rosy glow

a winter solstice morning
or so it seemed to me
though another half month rests between today and solstice day
yet this morning I felt it's mystery and magic
the sun made an amazing entrance
burning a bright spot through this dark 5 degree dawn
insisting on bringing light into the quiet dark

The garden is bursting with end of season goodness

tomatoes ripening on the vine....almost unheard of!

beans happy on their poles 

onions making bulbs

sweet grapes drying into raisens

soft spring snow,
and gentle drifts of sunlight,
make a world of magic
inside a rabbitbrush.