Magical mornings

frost 013It was a luminous dawn, the world blanketed in a thick cocoon of frost against the darkness and silence of a newborn morning. The sun rose, pale and gold, strewing a million diamonds on the tarmac path; setting a fire in the heart of ice. There is a magic in the morning light that seems to bathe even the hard edges of winter in a soft glow. Where the light streams, its gentle warmth sends showers of tiny droplets glinting to earth, yet where the shadows hang heavy, the frost lingers, clinging to the day with hoary fingers.

frost 053Looking down, splashes of unexpected colour stand out against the whitened world… the scarlet stalks of ivy and bramble, the earth tones of autumnal remains and the vibrant shades of the evergreens. Details, hitherto unnoticed, leap to the attention, thrown into relief by the blank canvas of the frost. Shapes unseen are highlighted; fractal patterns that seem to hold the story of creation in their humble familiarity.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Magical mornings

  1. Sorry, couldn’t find a link to jump me to the rest of the story. I heard that you’re in very serious lockdown now. So are we. Everyone is sick, it seems and I hope we can hold out. It’s going to be months before we get vaccinated. At least three for Garry and more for me — which means another half year locked in the house. This is not the way we wanted the world to be. I never even imagined this world. Hugs from all of us. The only REALLY happy camper here is The Duke. He’s a bundle of joyful and perpetually starving enthusiasm.

    Love you!

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thanks, Marilyn, I’ve fixed the link.
      Yes,we are looking at a similar picture here, with full lockdown and no end to it in sight. And those of us already watching the life-timer run out of sand may never get out with any freedom again. That’s why I am watching the dawns here and taking time out to enjoy them.

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  2. Beautiful picture!

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