some almond blossom for you as promised,
dear olga

there was pine and cedar and pops of white and pink
as we climbed towards the mountains this weekend

and winter was still clinging on at the top.



as her doll, yuki


miss acacia

carnival transformations   .  .    .    



the snowman's gift, still  .  .     .


a. picked some spring in the park . .    .



a friday afternoon treat:
mediterranean snow

a. had a hard time leaving her snowman behind,
there were lots of cold hugs and frozen kisses  * *    *



intimacy, companionship, consolation
all to be found around a tiny cup of coffee 

and children's laughter momentarily keeping 
the difficult world at bay



a quick new year visit to england
it was happy despite all the odds,
and freezing cold.


today another christmas here at home -
and freezing cold.
now looking forward to some routine .  .    . 

a warm wish for the year to all of you *



we slipped away for a couple of days
to read by an open fire
and walk along a river and some cobbles

it was colder there, wintery
through the fog we saw a mountain on sunset fire
and a rainbow from beginning to end.

a beautiful christmas eve to you,
and day.