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Winter Solstice: my important Winter Day

Yippee!

It’s exciting!
Let’s celebrate.

It may be a dull, dreary, dim, deadly day. Outside the sky is looking grim and grotty.

But

It’s the shortest day today.

An extremely important day in my book. The day which marks the end of getting darker and the beginning of getting lighter.

In other words the days start getting longer again.

The darkness of winter is important but I prefer the optimism of the days lengthening.

The chance to stop getting up in the dark and getting home in the dark.

So from tomorrow we can begin awaiting spring and the planting season.

We can start thinking about the daffodils and crocuses and the light!

How exciting!

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Now that’s worthy of a celebration!

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14 comments on “Winter Solstice: my important Winter Day

  1. jpeggytaylor
    December 21, 2014

    I have always thought of Winter Solstice like this too … until I read this blog post today πŸ™‚
    http://timnovate.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/myths-about-the-winter-solstice/

    … but anyway, Happy Winter Solstice πŸ˜€

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    • lizard100
      December 21, 2014

      Thanks for this. Im not too worried about accuracy. Theres a lit of thinfs need a bit of adjustment in the world. Theres all that february nonsence just for starters. Still like today as a winter focal point though. Seasons Greetings!

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      • jpeggytaylor
        December 21, 2014

        Absolutely! Like you, I see this point in the year as the time to begin thinking about new plans and planting again πŸ™‚

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  2. labellestudio
    December 21, 2014

    Joyous Yule! πŸ™‚

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  3. MistressCinder
    December 21, 2014

    Happy Yule!! You could aways celebrate it like my ancestors did! http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/interesting-facts-about-the-yule-holiday/2/

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  4. Emma Sarah Tennant
    December 22, 2014

    Winter’s solstice is one of my favourite Earth festivals – a very merry Yule to you! And all best wishes for Christmas and New Year ahead.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Blicky
    December 22, 2014

    All Solstice means to me is a load of travellers passing my house, being disruptive with a lack of respect while on their way to the stones at Stonehenge

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  6. Helen
    December 23, 2014

    Intereting to read so many people commenting on the winter solstice this year!

    Anyway, I’m sure I sensed the approach of spring today. Well, it was 13 degrees C, even if it still got dark before teatime…

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  7. woodlandgnome
    December 23, 2014

    A lovely photo! The return of the light is definitely a cause for celebration! Merry Yule, WG

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Rambling Woods
    December 24, 2014

    Happy Yule Liz….. Michelle

    Liked by 1 person

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