Winter Solstice Reflections from a Gardener's Perspectivecomments (4) December 21st, 2012
Once again, the winter solstice is here, a day where the length of night and day are equal. Although it is considered the first day of winter, a time for turning inward and reflections on the past year and the year ahead--from this day forward, our days will be lengthening and brightening. (And rather appropriately, my first seed catalog arrived today!)
Tonight I will attend an annual Solstice Celebration in my neighborhood, which includes a potluck, a big bonfire with a ceremonial gathering around it. I traditionally make a large pot of black bean chili which I have been cooking most of the day. This day truly sets of the holiday season for me and along with the seasonal celebrations and the feeling of winter hibernation allows me pensive thoughts.
Besides being thankful for an abundant year, the sharing and storing of garden bounty, and the cycle of the seasons, the photos included here are gardener-inspired, or a few of my favorite things to share and do for the holiday season and the cold weather ahead. Wishing you and yours a bountiful holiday season!
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