by Laura Crum
As 2012 draws to a close, I want to post some images I’ve taken in the past year that remind me of the magic in this world. Things can be very hard and very sad. Beauty and magic are present, too. Sometimes this is no comfort (I know), but it remains true. Today I am going to take a minute to show what magic looks like to me.
Surreally beautiful moment at the beach in November.
December sunrise from my porch.
Wild cyclamen under my oak trees in November.
Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Apples from my Fuji tree.
Pricked ears at dawn in the Glass Mountains.
We are tiny horsemen in a big landscape (thanks Bill Crum for this image, taken near your home in the Glass Mountains).
Young deer near our house.
Bobcat kitten outside my window.
Crossing Aptos Creek.
Dahlia and yarrow from my garden.
Riding through fields of color.
Abundance of roses on the porch in May.
A magical view of this sweet old world.
My wish for the new year is that we all be granted many such magical moments. And may the magic bring love in its train. Love is the only answer. Happy New Year!—Laura
PS—To all those who sent good wishes to my 32 year old horse, Gunner, he is recovering well (and this in itself seems magical to me). Thank you so much for your thoughts and support.