Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Eve Bluebirds, after a Rainbow!

Like Sweet Miracles:
In the middle of the high wind and driving rain yesterday, 
this Rainbow appeared for about 5 minutes.
Not only have we never seen a Winter rainbow here in 40 years of living here (and it was to the west, when usually they appear to our east), we were just visited by some Bluebirds! We haven't had Bluebirds here in YEARS, even in Summer!


Christmas Eve 🌟


Friday, December 23, 2022

Winter as Crucible

Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximising scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.

~ Katherine May: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times 

(With thanks to the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids)

[Art: Anna Speshilova]

Thursday, December 22, 2022

It's Winter! ☃️


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Solstice! ☀️ Hey, puddle, the days are going to lengthen now!

 Solstice occurs at 4:47pm today!


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Indoor Tree 🎄


Sunday, December 18, 2022

O Christmas Tree