Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 2017

Winter Solstice 2017

Winter Solstice.

The bareness of the winter landscape
has its own unique and particular charm.

The trees – unencumbered with leaves –
reveal their unique character and form.

Feathery branches and sturdy trunks
unveil intricate lace designed by nature.

The moon – no matter it’s phase –
shines brighter than ever against the clear, yet soft grey sky.

It brightens our path during the shorter days
creating shadows that stretch longer and more mysteriously.

Winter solstice beckons us home
to comfort and clarity.

To crispness and gentleness –
a clear view of this beautiful world we inhabit.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

December 21 begins the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.  Where many look upon this time as negative and dreary, I have grown to adore this season – even more so after reading the first few chapters of a beautiful book I just began, The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater, who practically creates a hymn to winter.  Thanks for the recommendation Lynda!

36 thoughts on “Winter Solstice

  1. Nice post Jodi. My mom and I will actually be going to a winter soltice get together at a friend’s home this afternoon to celebrate this event. I’m sure I’ll do a post on it in the next few days. Luv Gary

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  2. Nice post Jodi. My mom and I will actually be going to a winter soltice get together at a friend’s home this afternoon to celebrate this event. I’m sure I’ll do a post on it in the next few days. Luv Gary

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  3. Nice post Jodi. My mom and I will actually be going to a winter soltice get together at a friend’s home this afternoon to celebrate this event. I’m sure I’ll do a post on it in the next few days. Luv Gary

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  4. Thanks for mentioning The Christmas Chronicles, Jodi, I will look for it. If you like Slater’s writing, he is the author of a weird and delightful memoir entitled “Toast.” He tells about his childhood through food memories. It was made into a mediocre movie, but the book is excellent. Happy first day of winter to you!

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