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 the results. This year I have been busy making some new goodies and when I have the time to I will share […]
Evergreens are a symbol of rebirth and you could say I am blessed, because everything I need for my evergreen wreath making is free of charge and readily available. Every December I walk in the woods with my small wheelbarrow, a hand saw and pruning shears to collect wreath making materials. Fallen cedar, fir and […]
I love some things about this Solstice, Hannukah, Chrismas, Kwaanza season. It’s truly the season of good cheer and well wishes but times are hard. No one is flush with money. Everyone is reluctant to increase their debt. Local business people and charities make a significant positive contribution to the quality of life in our […]
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 just eight hours and twenty three minutes of sunlight, in the northern hemisphere Winter Solstice is the date marks the first day […]
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 knows what the rest of the winter months will hold?
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 mind what is important to you — what you want to release from your life and what you want to welcome into […]
Happy Holidays Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! Practicing people are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when Has darkness ever darkened one small light? Our pleasures are like candles in the night, Lighting lamps that burn beyond our ken. In […]