Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Solstice Greetings

I’m writing this at sunset (or what would be if we could see the sun) on December 21st. Winter Solstice. The mist is rolling in off of the moor and drifting through the lanes and into our garden. On this longest night we are happy to be safe and warm by the fire in the living room, preparing for the holidays. 

We have much to celebrate because Toby and Sarah are with us through the holidays and just into the New Year. We have been blessed with much more manageable weather this year -rain and mist but no snow or ice -but we are prepared to be snowed in with lots of firewood, wine, board games and chocolate. What more could anyone want at Christmas. Well, maybe a turkey. 

We send Solstice greetings and blessings to everyone reading this. May we all be blessed with light and joy in the coming year. 

I took this photo a few minutes ago, just before sunset. I thought it would be a perfect Solstice picture but when I got there it was even more perfect because someone had placed Holly at the base of the stone. 

Here is how Buster prepares for Christmas. He is guarding all of the empty wine boxes we’re getting rid of. He can’t wait for wrapping paper.


  1. Happy solstice! Thank you for all the wonderful artwork - you brighten up the world!

  2. Happy Solstice to you all, may the growing light celebrate all good things ever increasing worldwide. ~ Jane Foxglove

  3. Happy Solstice to you and all of your lovely family, Wendy! *hugs*

  4. A very happy summer solstice from me down here. So happy to see some Australian plonk being quaffed :o)

  5. What Jayne said! Oh, that's lazy isn't it?! Have a fantastic Christmas season, I'll be dreaming of snow too, though very unlikely to get it! Maybe I'll make it to the UK one day for a real Christmas!