Winter Solstice~

Nature does not seem to care that today is the darkest day of the year… 
well not this morning anyway… by late afternoon it will be dark.
It is glowing and beautiful here, the sun is knitting it’s way across the top of our mountain, barely peeking over, and shining magically through the misty tree tops.

I took a walk alone this morning, something I rarely do alone… and had to take photos so I could share what I saw with you.
After tonight the days will start to be longer. A renewal. And a great metaphor for where I am right now…
I have been stuck. Becoming unstuck is sometimes painful, but necessary. Yay for transitions… and Yay for ruts. It’s all about the journey, after all… and I plan to savor each step of it.

“It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”  Wendell Berry
Yay for being stuck,… and Yay for our painful transitions… 
It’s all about the journey, after all… and I want to savor each step of it.
around the orchard…
 down the lane…
to the front of the house, where my chicken babies are living right now… they come running towards me, I tell myself it’s because they love me, but really they just want snacks.
 
around the house…
 
to the pond…
reflection in the water, off the slippery, slimy deck…
behind the pond to the tree line at the base of the mountain…
and inside my favorite giant cedar tree…
 where I thought about taking a nap, but its damp and mossy in there!
Great place to put a hammock… hmmm…
Have a magical solstice, love to all.
xo
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By | 2016-12-09T00:13:42+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|