Happy Solstice

solstice2017loresHappy Solstice!

Tonight we experience the longest night of the year, and the return of the light.  It’s my favorite day of the year. I count my blessings, set my goals for the future, and cook up a special dinner.

Ancient pagans of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day winter solstice holiday called Yule. Many modern Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas wreath, and Yule log are descendants of pagan Yule customs.

As for me, I relish the change in the seasons, and the ever-changing aspects of nature.  This morning, I saw a bufflehead duck emerge from the fog out on the lake with the sun in a halo behind him–beautiful (if very cold).

It’s also a great time to enjoy a good book. Here’s a link to some of mine.

May your days be peaceful and full of light.

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