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Celebrating the Return of the Light – Winter Solstice

Every year for as long as I can remember, the Winter Solstice has been my day. As we enter November and the days shorten, it stays on my mind constantly. Into December, I watch as the minutes dwindle of daylight. In the north, the nights become very long. It's not light till almost 8 am,… Continue reading Celebrating the Return of the Light – Winter Solstice


First Day of Winter

There is for me something so rooted to the Earth to celebrate the Solstices and Equinoxes. You are acknowledging the changes of the seasons, following the wind, the rain and the sun. The Winter Solstice tells one to rest, to conserve, and to wait for the return of the sun. Of fertility, of food. Of… Continue reading First Day of Winter

Crafting · crafts · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Celebrating The Winter Solstice

This year, in 2017, the Winter Solstice will happen December 21st, a Thursday, at 8:28 am in the Northern Hemisphere. The Solstice has always been a comfort to me, even as a child. I was raised in a cult, and we were forbidden from celebrating Christmas, so as a child, without knowing what the Solstice… Continue reading Celebrating The Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice: Gifts of Light

Winter Solstice: Winter comes. The night is long and dark. But there is hope: every day after brings more light. Give the gift of light, and maybe even warmth if you can. Snuggle in and hibernate. This year I spent the last week of Fall making candles, to give as gifts, to friends and neighbors.… Continue reading Winter Solstice: Gifts of Light