Happy Holidays Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill aren’t particular. At our indoor Winter Solstice celebration year we have a “peace tree” or, if you prefer, a “wishes tree”.
I like making a few Christmas goodies to eat and have published some seasonal celebration recipes in this blog. Every year I try some new recipes friends recommend and I’m rarely disappointed with… Continue reading
Our Winter Solstice features renewing relationships through feasting, music and traditional storytelling. We always have such a wonderful time that I found myself searching for some Winter Solstice music online to kick-start the season.
The holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year when the twinkling lights go up on trees and we awake, as my Beloved and I did today, to a snowy winter wonderland. … Continue reading
Winter Solstice officially occurred at 5.30am on 22 December 2011. At Winter Solstice the sun is closer to horizon than any other time of the year. The shortest day of the year, with… Continue reading
Winter Solstice the longest night and shortest day of the year is also called Yule. Yule may mean ‘Yoke of the Year’, derived from the Anglo-Saxon Geola, though some suggest a derivation from the… Continue reading
The seasons go by so quickly. It’s winter and four gale force wind storms took out the power lines this month. We even had snow. Aside from being wet, which is guaranteed, who… Continue reading
Eggnog during Christmas season is a tradition that I share with people from around the world. Granted I have met a few people who don’t like it but almost everyone I know loves… Continue reading
I love making evergreen wreaths. Evergreens are a symbol of rebirth and I am anticipating the arrival of Winter Solstice the longest night of the year. Each wreath I make is made from… Continue reading
This Winter Solstice on the eve of December 21, please consider joining me. Go outside and settle into the night. Listen. Think about the night as if it were an island. Have in… Continue reading
Happy Holidays Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when… Continue reading
Winter Solstice is a magical season that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth.
This book is a great mid-winter read. I’ve been reading it in the reception areas of the dentist, doctor and laboratory offices I’ve been frequenting these days and I would like to recommend… Continue reading
The perfect time to change themes for me is in preparation for rebirth. Winter-solstice celebrations could well be the world’s oldest holidays. Such celebrations have been observed all over the world since ancient… Continue reading