Happy Holidays...Return to the Light!

It is the life of the crystal,

the architect of the flake,

the fire of the frost,

the soul of the sunbeam.

This crisp winter air is full of it.

John Burroughs - Winter Sunshine


When I think of this time of year, I think of lights, wonderful time with my family and friends and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. We haven't had a snow yet in Sedona this season, but I wanted to share the beauty of Sedona, when the snow does choose to cloak our red rocks.

I also feel rather than this being the darkest time of the year, it's for me a returning to the light, which I so love.

My mom's favorite Christmas song was Ave Maria and I've included the full song by Katherine Jenkins, who has such a glorious voice. The first time I heard this song I was in a beautiful Catholic church in La Canada, California photographing a wedding. The woman singing the song was blind, and once I heard her start to sing this song, I thought of my mom and how she loved this song. It brought tears to my eyes; in a good way. I hope you enjoy!

I wish for you all a wonderful Holiday

with love, joy, and peace for all!