Wishing you the best during the Holidays! XO ~ dievca

Photo: Patrice Wymore – Ice Skating, 1950

May your days be Jolly and you find something fabulous to do outside.
Ice Skating might be on the agenda. XO


Christmas Eve prepping!

Getty Images: Artist Earl Moran gets into the picture himself as he shows Jayne Mansfield how to pose, in a provocative manner, in an ice skater’s outfit.


Patinage sur glace

Hermès.on-ice-3 at the ready
waiting
Hermès.on-ice-2 to dart artlessly
gracefully
through the mêlée
bodies up
bodies down
some gliding delightfully
Hermès.on-ice-1851and the finale
on bended knee

May you be gifted with Hermès during the Holidays


Skating

Plenty by Tracy Reese

By William Wordsworth
1850

And in the frosty season, when the sun
Was set, and visible for many a mile
The cottage windows blazed through twilight gloom,
I heeded not their summons; happy time
It was indeed for all of us- for me
It was a time of rapture! Clear and loud
The village clock tolled six- I wheeled about,
Proud and exulting like an untried horse
That cares not for his home. All shod with steel,
We hissed along the polished ice in games
Confederate, imitative of the chase
And woodland pleasures- the resounding horn,
The pack loud chiming, and the hunted hare.
So through the darkness and the cold we flew,
And not a voice was idle; with the din
Smitten, the precipices rang aloud.
The leafless trees and every icy crag
Tinkled like iron; while far distant hills
Into the tumult sent an alien sound
Of melancholy not unnoticed, while the stars
Eastward were sparkling clear, and in the west
The orange sky of evening died away.
Not seldom from the uproar I retired
Into a silent bay, or sportively
Glanced sideways, leaving the tumultuous throng,
To cut across the reflex of a star
That fled, and, flying still before me, gleamed
Upon the glassy plain; and oftentimes,
When we had given our bodies to the wind,
And all the shadowy banks on either side
Came sweeping through the darkness, spinning still
The rapid line of motion, then at once
Have I, reclining upon my heels,
Stopped short; yet still the solitary cliffs
Wheeled by me- even as if the earth had rolled
With visible motion her diurnal round!