Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Shortest Day : Day Seven: Yule

ice droplets

she likes this tree


my children

snow person

And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive.
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, revelling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us - listen!
All the long echoes, sing the same delight,
This Shortest Day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.

- The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

The Solstice tree needs a top, so, cleaning the kitchen is on hold for a few minutes. #yule #solstice



white pine

solstice tree

sun topper


Solstice night

From our home to yours, Brightest Solstice Blessings.


  1. Replies
    1. Hey, Jonathan! Well, I don't know about perfect, but yes, we definitely ended on a good note. Thank you!



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