December 2019

The first day after a snowfall, the sky is hard, and a clean blue.  In the shade, snow heaps in rumpled, hoary masses—tracked through and muddy with exuberance; in the sunshine, it has simply vanished. 


The shadows across the yard grow longer; the days grow shorter.  We will await the nadir, when the sun will touch furthest south, and then swing back, like a pendulum. We beseech—“Do you miss us like we miss you?”—and light streets and quiet rooms with tiny fires.


December ends with a solar eclipse—a dark moon obscuring a remote sun.  It is a reminder to rest here.  The New Year will begin with brightening days and a growing moon.

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Amulets to Protect and Portend

Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA

Jessica deGruyter

Amulets to Protect & Portend


Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA


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Winter ::: 2019

What's the season pleaseth you? Is it summer suits you best, When from harvest toil we rest? Is it autumn with its glory Of all surfeited desires? Is it winter, when with story And with song we hug our fires? Or is spring most fair to you? Winter cool amethyst and solar quartz hug close icy enamel drops. Sterling silver, fine silver, silver solder, enameled copper, solar quartz cabochon, amethyst crystal specimen, cottonwood leaf skeleton specimen found along the banks of ABQ's Rio Grande.