Winter Evenings


On winter evenings, I sit at a window

and watch the twilight sky

as the sun slips away,

leaving in its wake

a gift of shifting color.

Tonight, the sky is soft,

a silver blue tinted with yellow,

and patches of pink.

Bare branches of backyard trees

curve and cross in silhouette,

upstretched in silent worship,

vespers on a silver evening.

Between and beyond

the filigree of twigs and branches,

a light appears,

bright white,

barely moving.

A distant plane.




it traces a line

through the delicate maze,

then glides away

as the silver blue sky,





into a rich hush,

the velvet blue,

of a winter night.

– kh –


Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.


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Text and photos © 2023 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Lover of Beauty

“I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty.”

Emerson, “Nature”


Look for beauty this week, even in places where you might not expect it.

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.


Nature photo of the week – winter sky:


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Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.