Merry midwinter everyone. Today, the sun stopped slipping down the horizon and for three days, the length of day and night will not move. For the next three days until Christmas eve (sometimes it’s Christmas day) the sun ‘stands still’ (solstice in Latin).
It is a time of great reflection and looking inwards. Today we did that… we gathered in the woods down the quarry and came together for a fire and some sharing of community space.
Now we are sitting around in candle light with supper bubbling away on the Aga soon to be a lovely shared meal. This is the time of family and community… a rest time for us all while the seasons hold their breath.
The Solstice sunset looking down the valley and out to sea
So, to all my lovely friends, a happy solstice, a merry midwinter, happy Christmas, and a verry happy new year. I’m signing off from blogging for a couple of weeks… read me when the sun starts to creep up the horizon!