Peace on Earth . . .

December 24th, 2013 § Comments Off on Peace on Earth . . . § permalink

Oh Christmas Tree - Michaela Medina Harlow - thegardenerseden.com

Happy Holidays

Wishing You All Things Merry & Bright!

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Song of the Winter Solstice . . .

December 21st, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Song of the Solstice - copyright Michaela Medina Harlow - thegardenerseden.com December’s Cold Moon Sets at Dawn, Slipping Beyond the Snow-Covered Conifers

Although her icy chariot swept across New England a bit early this year, Winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 10:11am ET today, or December 21 at 17:11 UTC.  While the shift is slight at first —mere minutes added to each day— slowly, the increase in sunlight will become more and more noticeable; welcome change indeed.

On this shortest day and longest night, I like to celebrate the change in seasons with a special cocktail toast by firelight. How will you mark the Winter Solstice this year? Find facts about the shift in seasons on EarthSky.com, here.

The-Krampus-II-ⓒ-Michaela-at-TGE Find The Krampus, a Winter Solstice Cocktail Recipe, Here. 

Photography & Text ⓒ  Michaela Medina Harlow/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, artwork, articles and content on this site (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of Michaela Medina Harlow and/or The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Please do not take my photographs without permission. Thank you!

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

December 14th, 2013 § 4 comments § permalink

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - copyright 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Season’s greetings, friends. I’ve been away from my desk for awhile, busy preparing for winter and planning for exciting things to come. But time marches on, and suddenly I realized, it’s been weeks since my last post. The season is changing quickly now, with frigid weather marking late autumn’s end. These last few weeks have been a blur; dramatic, wintry weather shrouding the landscape with a moody mix of fog, sleet, soft snow and freezing rain. Winter’s chariot is on the way, and the Secret Garden has morphed into a magical ice palace, waiting to greet her . . .

in the winter garden - copyright 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com A Stroll Through the Secret Garden is Like a Walking Inside a Magical Snow Globe

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset And Early December Snowfall is Always the Prettiest

swirling snow in the secret garden - copyright 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Before All of the Papery, Delicately Dried Flowers are Buried Beneath a Mountain of White

Secret Garden Steps - copyright 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com And the Secret Garden Steps are Lost Under Winter’s Snowy Blanket 

Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset It’s Time to Illuminate the Lanterns,  Lightly-Dusted at the Secret Garden Door 

Christmas Tree at Sunset - copyright 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com And Light the Tree for Solstice, Here in the Enchanted Forest 

Photography & Text ⓒ  Michaela Medina Harlow/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, artwork, articles and content on this site (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of Michaela Medina Harlow and/or The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Please do not take my photographs without permission. Thank you!

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