December 20, 2009

On Solstice Eve , we shall have snow

'Tis Winter Solstice Eve, the eve of Yule and all its festivities. The longest night and the shortest day. After this the days get longer as we turn towards the light once more. Maybe only a minute or two a day but soon to be much brighter.
A sombre time for a lot of people with the darkness and the cold. I haven't suffered as much this year as some previous years. I know that we have to have the inward thoughtful times to balance the energies of spring and summer. There are some days I could wish for longer brighter days but I also enjoy the snuggling up inside in a warm chair or bed. Time to reflect on the year passed and the year to come.
We had freezing ice yesterday morning and minus 3. Teatime we had a lot of rain.
This morning we woke to this:-


A covering of snow where ever we looked. Not mushy snow but real crisp crunchy snow:)
The Lord and Lady are contemplating the labyrinth with its coating of white.
Mr Mog's railway and trees are no longer green and Buddha's glass was full of white powdery snow.
The stepping stones are whiter than usual.

Doesn't the car look clean? A mantle of snow to keep the dirt away.
The road as you can see is a road less travelled today.
We set off to see a dear friend but blizzards and maniac drivers on roads thick with snow drove us home again. No sense in risking accidents, why do people ignore weather conditions and drive at their usual breakneck speeds?
We have roast rib of beef in the oven and a pear cake cooling, the spinning wheel calls me to come and spin silk. I fear dear friends I must answer it's call.
I wish you all a happy Winter Solstice how ever you celebrate. I'll draw the winners for the hand spun yarn and shawl tomorrow so watch this blog.

9 comments:

Priestess~Harper said...

And a bright and beautiful Solstice to you too, dearest Amber!

With love from a snowy Dartmoor *hugs*

bee*in*the*balm said...

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happy solstice to all and to all a good night!

bee*in*the*balm said...

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happy solstice to all and to all a good night!

bee*in*the*balm said...

***)O(***
happy solstice to all and to all a good night!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your winter wonderland! Solstice blessings to you all!

Blue Witch said...

Do go and put a shawl round the poor Lord and Lady, they look freezing!

Happy Solstice to you both.

Lynn said...

May you and Mr Moggie be blessed in the year to come and may you celebrate the returning light. You are in my thoughts. Lynn

Sea said...

Peaceful solstice to you and Mr Mog.
It started around 6.30am, huge fat white flakes. Shadow was sick and needed to be let out.She's never seen snow before, and just stood there watching it.

Vicky said...

Solstice greetings :-) Have a wonderful night! Vicky