Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter's Last Magic

The White Witch,
said Edmund, Who
is she?

She is a perfectly
terrible person, said
Lucy.  She calls herself
the Queen of Narnia,
though she has no 
right to be queen at all.....

And she has made a
magic so that it is always
winter in Narnia ~ 
always winter, but it
never gets to Christmas.

And she drives about
on a sledge, drawn by
reindeer, with her wand
in her hand and a crown
on her head.

Not know the Queen
of Narnia?  Ha!  You
shall know us better

~ White Witch

Who's done it?

What does it mean?

Is it more magic?

~ Susan

The Queen let another
drop fall from her bottle
on to the snow, and 
instantly there appeared
a round box, tied with
green silk ribbon....

I've felt for hours 
there was some
wonderful mystery
hanging over this

~ Lucy

Aslan? said Mr. Beaver.
Why, don't you know?
He's the King.  He's the
Lord of the whole wood....

I've come at last, said
he.  She has kept me 
out for a long time, but
I have got in, at last.
Aslan is on the move.
The Witch's magic is

~ Father Christmas

It means, said Aslan, 
that though the Witch
knew the Deep Magic,
there is a magic deeper
still, that she did not 

Once a king or
queen of Narnia,
always a king or
queen of Narnia.
May your wisdom
grace us until the
stars rain down 
from the heavens.

~ Aslan

May the rest
of your winter
be filled with
the Deep Magic.


All quotes from
C.S. Lewis,
The Chronicles of Narnia.

All photos from me.


NanaDiana said...

Beautiful, Holly. One of my favorite stories. I love to watch it with the grandkids! xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely photos! I'm following on Linky followers now too, and hope you get a chance to stop by.

michele said...

beautiful, dreamy, ethereal images to set a tone for my day, suzanne!

smiles to you.


The enchanted home said...

Absolutely fabulous pictures....truly took my breath away and made me love winter all over again!

Lisa Scibilia said...

How lovely, Suzanne. Your eye for capturing an image is wonderful...I love the melted droplet of snow on the end of the branch and the moon suspended in a blush winter sky in the last photo! Just beautiful - so glad you linked them up to B&As this month my friend! Have a happy weekend!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your photos are beautiful winter magic and go perfectly with the words from The Chronicles of Narnia. The deer has captured my heart.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful post and photos. I'm new to pinning and I just pinned your lovely urn with the perfect circle of snow on top and the darling snow dressed statuary. I hope I did it correctly and your post was recognized. I named my board winter. Thank you for lovely feelings when I read your posts and view your photos.

millefeuilles said...

Holly, I have come to your beautiful blog via Ivy Clad and I am SO happy I did. I love the poetry of winter (not always the colds and viruses that come hand and hand with this season's magic) and you have married The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe perfectly with the beautiful pictures.

Thank you.


michelle said...

Your photos are gorgeous and I love The Chronicles of Narnia. Hopefully The White Witch will disappear soon and the magic of Spring will arrive at our doorsteps.
Enjoy your weekend!

June said...

Just magical my dear Suzanne~~~magical!!!

paige said... to me in narnia language all the day long

beautiful post my friend


Lovely photos to match the beautiful words of C.S. Lewis. So glad that Aslan wins in the end.

We got a tiny speck of winter here, too.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What beautiful photos, Suzanne! You really have captured the magic of winter! Everytime I see a streetlight along a trail in the snow, I think of Narnia... See you soon! XO

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Even in the middle of winter, magic is always in my heart dear one. Each season is seasoned with a different flavor, that's all! Anita

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh girlie...those pics are magical. Love the
enchanted garden in the distance

Palomasea said...

Stunning post, dear Suzanne! You photos are just gorgeous. I loved the trees after that snowfall the other magical. You put it all together with Narnia beautifully...what gifts you have!
The deer is darling!
- Irina
Thank you for taking the trip to the lush countryside with me :)

Cheryl said...

Probably my most favorite of your posts so far. Just beautiful. I hope you're right that it IS winter's last magic...after all, this is Minnesota! And we have to get through March Madness yet! We've had a mild one though, and I was sure I felt spring in the air during my walk today.

Biz said...

My favorite stories and beautiful pictures to match!
Glad you were able to capture that dazzling whiteness, I don't think we would know what to do with all that here.


Felicity said...

A glorious celebration of the winter wonderland in your pocket of the world Suzanne and I just adore your matches with "TLW&W".

Happy day, may it be filled with snuggling and comfort.

Charlene said...

What stunning photos! We have had very little winter ourselves... hope that we have very little heat this summer but, I'm sure that's wishful thinking. Thank you for sharing the wonderf of Narnia & for stopping by to visit me. Charlene

Marie said...

Beautiful Suzanne. The pictures, the words, the thoughts. Loved it all. xxoo

Hindsfeet said...

Wonderfulness itself! My favorite quote from LWW...(I hope I'm not botching it too badly)

speaking of Aslan:


"no dearie...but He is *good*"

thanks for the magic, Suzanne...

Susan T said...

Glorious photos showing winter as it should be in all her frosty glory. We however have rain and greyness this year, not half as uplifting as the magic purity of snow.

Shelly W. said...

Oh wow! Way to one-up me! Your winter photos are SO MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL than mine. I love this, and the reminder of Narnia. Gorgeous.


Boy......your pictures are stunning! You are certainly mastering this craft of photography. Congrats! Beautiful post....

Mary Timmers said...

Let's face it-- winter CAN be beautiful. We just need to intentionally look for it. Thanks for the glimpses through your eyes, and the wonderful, hopefilled words from C. S. Lewis. Have a great week, Suzanne.

Stitchfork said...

Great photos Suzanne! Missing snow here, send some our way please!
xo Cathy

twofriendsandahouse said...

Beautiful post!

Sunday Taylor said...

Enchanting post! I love the merging of your beautiful photos with the text from a great classic book. The images and words have transported me to another place and time.

A Cottage Muse said...

Truly enchanting!

pretty pink tulips said...

Truly glorious photos, Suzanne!! I love the little statuary covered in snow.

I'm anxious for Spring...and probably more so b/c it's just cold. No snow. So strange. But, that's just what we got this year. Most of us are looking over our shoulders wondering if we'll have an April frost.

Love seeing winter through your eyes!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Frizzy said...

Your post is absolutely magical just as the book and movie are. How do you do it? Seriously!

Jody and Stan said...

Love your blog. Your photos are amazing and can't wait to see more. New follower.


Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

You always weave the most glorious word and photo tapestries, Suzanne!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Dearest Suzanne~ THANK YOU!!! As always, your photos and writing have touched my heart... there's soooo much beauty in both!!!

I'm one of those "desert people" who L.O.V.E.S the W*I*N*T*E*R... THAT'S when it's BEAUUUTIFUL in the desert... all the grennery comes to life, and FLOWERS and PLANTS actually THRIVE at this time... I... ADORE... IT!!! (It's the SUMMER'S that are toooooo H*O*T for ME, m' friend!)...

Hope all is well with you & the family!!!

Warmest blessings,
Linda (in AZ *)

Teacup Moments said...

Those are beautiful, magical photos, Suzanne. I don't think I've recently gazed at photos as long as I gazed at these...

Julie said...

Love it. C S Lewis was amazing in his writing of this story...It was definitely NOT just for children...I love the way he took the magic and mystery and pulled you right into the land of Narnia. And when you know the TRUE story that many say Lewis set out to parallel it makes it that much more meaningful...the DEEP magic of such an amazing sacrificial LOVE. Thank you for a post that brings the story back to your visitors as we continue through Winter's journey in our own back yards. The photos are fantastic Suzanne. A beautiful post, dear bloggy sister.... :-) xo

Madge Bloom said...

Love that little doe you caught!

Lili said...

You've made me fall in love with the snow all over again Suzanne. Good thing because I think we're finally about to get some. :) xoxo ~Lili

Tiffini Kilgore said...

I LOVE the last quote..
May the rest
of your winter
be filled with
the Deep Magic.

may it be so
for you too:)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Your photos were just breathtaking, made me miss winter that has yet to really arrive, so much! I truly hope you are framing some of your work as art in your home!!!

Keity Tasaki said...

Happy to find your Blog today. So wonderful your pictures!

Jane said...

Just divine, Lovely. Such a treat with which to end my day! J x

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Lovely blog; I'm a new follower!
Anne ♥

Jeanie said...

Stunning, magical post and your photographs are simply to die for. Especially that deer. And all the others! Thanks for making magic on this last day of February!