Today is the start of the new lunar month, the beginning of the Chinese Year (the year of the Horse and the element of Wood) and of course as we move into the weekend we approach Imbolc. Imbolc celebrates the first stirrings of spring, and the desire to sweep the winter away, so with those thoughts in mind I am drawing my Winter Wonder series to a cheerful close, with some beautiful pictures and a lovely poem by Laura Perry, author of Ariadne’s Web.

Thanks to every one who has submitted work for this series, it’s been amazing to see the range of styles and the different ways that winter inspires us. I will choose a winner over the weekend and announce it next week. Good luck, and have a wonderful Imbolc, new year, spring festival or just have a cracking weekend!

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Winter

Slow silver
She drifts in dreamland
Asleep she waits
Frozen fire
He sleeps not
His fire burns
In his reign
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Photos and poetry copyright Laura Perry 2014 all rights reserved
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