Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter

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:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!

Welcome to the forty-ninth issue of my fantasy features!  These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project.  
If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.

I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!  


This week is a celebration of winter, a season full of holidays and beautiful wonderland scenes.  :iconwinterstamp:

From Wikipedia… :

The winter solstice is the the time at which the Sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the Southern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs on December 21 to 22 each year. In the Southern Hemisphere this is the Northern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its northernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs on June 20 to 21 each year.
Many festivals of light take place during the winter or late autumn.
In many English-speaking countries, the period of time around the winter solstice is known as the holiday season, as many holidays and celebrations of different religions and cultures take place around this time.

Part 2 of the poem "A Winter Day", by Lucy Maud Montgomery, has this to say of the wonders of wintertime:


Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie
Beneath a blue, unshadowed sky;
A glistening splendor crowns the woods
And bosky, whistling solitudes;
In hemlock glen and reedy mere
The tang of frost is sharp and clear;
Life hath a jollity and zest,
A poignancy made manifest;
Laughter and courage have their way
At noontide of a winter's day.


Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:

Winter Solstice by Leashe Ice Dragon Family. by MasPix Quest by Hokunin SNOWFLAKE by yaamas Goblin, Gnome and Tree by FreakyKitty
Winter by Sunima Snow Knight by calie-coco :thumb339740572: :thumb1004329: Winter Woods by Cynnalia Cataclysmic Christmas by PsychicPsycho
Yuki - Winter Kitsune by MeredithDillman monster high repaint WINTER FAUN ghoulia 4 by phairee004 Illuminated Holidays by The-SixthLeafClover Xull'rae Winter by SimmotoSyoshiko let it snow by OrenMiller WoW - The Orc Who Stole... by Terralynde
:thumb144964857: :thumb275482781: Rubine - Christmas by xella Solstice Gathering by Ironshod :thumb188071238: snow fae by twosilverstars
:thumb275039703: Tangled Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Winter love -Kiseki - Winter by yangtianli :thumb189145951:

Mature Content

Molly and Krinele by TheTiedTigress
I Swear I've Been Good by spiritsilver
'koori' ooak kirin by AmandaKathryn The Wings of Tor by ElementalJess the tracker by sandara Dark Link by dark-sheikah Hanukkah Ponies Two by PixelKitties
:thumb193160195: Apophysis X-Mas by Phoenix-22 Snow White Queen by Lemon-Jaguar Wolpertinger Winter by KatGirlStudio Winter mermaid by Momotte2
Silon Winter by Saimain Happy Holidays Kiss by F1yMordecai December by Coyrin Holiday Vulpix by PokeShoppe Celeborn Galadriel and snow by Moumou38 Winter Queen by OlayaValle
Seasonal Card 05 by tencrowns-studio The Face of Winter by Art-By-Mel-DA December Zemi by Xovq Hearth's Warming by TehJadeh :thumb273877920: Mermaids Christmas by KarinClaessonArt
Cherry Blossom Dryad Frozen by lavonne BlizzMass Contest Winner by Sozokai Winter Solstice by vaia Snow, Pines and Kitsune Tails by ClemiKinkajou :thumb214455458: Winter Moon by delphineart
Light of Winter by The-SixthLeafClover Santa's Dragon by Natsuakai Winter Night by Mavrosh snow prince el elf by LadySaishan Winter Wreath by Candra Lakkenaa and Snowball by Dianae
Drowsy Maggie by DerWimmers Winter's Sleep by Zindy Winter Fairy by muhoho-seijin Stay Warm by Wulfemoon The Ghost of Christmas Present by bonbonka Christmas in Coia by Blind-Leviathan
Snow_Kirin_4 by Engelchen19 The Winter is coming by uildrim winter cammeo , season collection by AngeniaC WoW Holiday Card Entry by GreenAirplane Pine Dryad WINTER Promo by Elvina-Ewing Holly by brandrificus
A Winter Song by dewmanna :thumb103595939: A Christmas Unicorn by SuliannH Ice Dragon Mask by Namingway :thumb273451836: .:Holly Jackalope:. by XenomorphicDragon
Christmas '08 -Chael by Mermafied Holiday Unicorn by AmandaKathryn My Little Winter by Fluro-Knife Winter By My Hand by Maxa-art December by Kaytara Eirwen by fairiesnest
Holiday Romance by Ebethalan Winter fantasy by Ironshod Fa La La La.....La? by windfalcon Celebration of Light by crotafang Winter Frost by AnnieMsson Christmas 2008 by Lizkay
Black Kyurem by Namh :thumb152569630: Christmas Fairy in Blue by aruarian-dancer The Great Outdoors by Andrei-Pervukhin
Jackalope for your Tree by mirroreyesserval 'I has a presents' by Chenzan Dashing Through The Snow by albinosharky :thumb343210072: playful Snow Harpy by sakimichan


Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next time for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!


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AnnieMsson's avatar
Wow, thank you so much for putting my picture among all the other beautiful art!