2019 review – Winter Solstice Reflections

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the shortest day.  At 04:19 tomorrow morning, the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.4 degrees which means it is when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, and so we have the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.

I miss the sun and the light.  I’m … Read more


Solstice Reflections

Celebrating Litha

Yesterday was the summer solstice; the longest day of the year and the shortest night.  Increasingly I’m aware of the nature’s seasons and wanting to connect with them and so took some time to mark festival that pagans refer to as Litha.  In more ancient cultures, the solstice was a time to … Read more


Happy Mid Winter Solstice

The night of the 20th-21st December was the longest night of 2017.  In the middle of winter, the solstice was traditionally celebrated as the time of honouring the coming of the sun.

In the depth of the dark, we remember the coming of the light.

This is my magnolia tree.solstice

Most of it’s leaves have … Read more


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