Sunday, December 23, 2007

Winter Magic

Today we celebrated the solstice. Rhiannon and I were outside for 7:55am the official 'sunrise' time. We marched around our yard and wove around the snow covered garden with it's sentinel compost pile. It was very overcast with our typical valley bottom cloud so we had to imagine it. We scoured the kitchen, roasted the last of the tomatoes in the oven, and then had a magical pancake dinner by candle light. And we cracked a jar of dried plums and apples and thought about all the things the sun gives us. The snow fell all day and then the moon was so bright you could see the shadows of the trees. It felt mystical. So welcome winter. Welcome lengthening days. Happy Solstice and I hope you kept cozy today!

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