Mystical Monday: Ice Against a Frozen Lake

This is what the frozen surface of a lake looks like as it pushes against shore on Medicine Lake, Minnesota.

Once again, I’m awed by how mystical nature can be.

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.

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Mystical Monday: Lothlórien and Galadriel

 

One of the first times I really understood the meaning of “mystical” was when watching The Fellowship of the Ring. Peter Jackson did such a fantastic job of capturing the ethereal quality of the elves–both in Rivendell and in Lothlórien. I decided to go with the latter for today’s Mystical Monday post because I think these images perfectly capture the blues and whites and silvers that give an image a breathtakingly fantastical feel. Of course, these are just images. In the movies, these scenes are accompanied by Howard Shore’s hauntingly beautiful music.

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.

Mystical Monday: Frost Flowers

It is as beautiful as it is rare.  A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.

It’s incredible how many natural phenomena seem entirely magical.

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.

Mystical Monday: Dancer

Dancer by Elda-QD

Something about this image looks quite ethereal. It’s incredibly beautiful. I have a huge affinity for Asian cultures, so this immediately grabbed my attention. On top of that, my other novel (not Synchronicity but the one that inspired Foreign Friday) has a lot to do with dance. With a combination of those three, there was no way I could just ignore this image!

I love the amount of detail to her clothes, the softness of her face, and the way her hair winds off like a river. It makes me want to know what her story is, and even inspires me to try and write it!

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.

Mystical Monday: Water Dragon

Water Dragon by ~martinradon on DeviantArt

I love dragons so much. Sometimes I complain to my ten and six-year-old cousins about how much I wish dragons existed, and how I’d love to have one. Since they are ten and six, of course they were right there with me!

Considering how much I adore dragons, how could I not include them in Synchronicity? I love the idea of a dragon made out of water. There’s so much creativity and inspiration to be found on sites like DeviantArt. It definitely helps spark ideas for my stories 🙂

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.

Mystical Monday: Meteor

A meteor is just a bit of space debris burning up as it hits the Earth’s atmosphere, but when I see a meteor, it doesn’t surprise me that they are also called shooting stars or that people make wishes on them. They have a simple scientific explanation, but they look like magic.

Who’s to say that just because there’s an explanation for something, it can’t be mystical?

Mystical Monday is about anything fantasy/supernatural/ethereal in honor of my YA Urban Fantasy novel, Synchronicity.