Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice!

I love December 21. Not only is it our son's birthday--a joyous thing!, but it is the winter solstice.

Why would a sun-lover like me love the shortest day of the year?

Because after today, the sun begins it's journey back to our hemisphere. Every day between now and June 21, there is a smidgen more daylight each day.

Which means spring is on it's way.

Longer, sunnier days.

Rose blossoms.

Heat.

Pool, picnic, and porch swing time.

Just knowing the sun is beginning it's journey back is enough to get me through the cloudy, gray, cold days to come.

It seems like a grand time to start a new project or two, doesn't it?

5 Other Creative Souls are Saying:

Being Beth said...

Nice visitor ahead of me in commenting. Spam is everywhere I guess, even on a nice blog like yours.

Anyway, winter solstice -- I'm so glad you mentioned it, because I had not thought about what the date was and I too celebrate the darkest night of the year with an eye toward the long sunny days ahead.

DebMc said...

I love the delete button. Bye, bye Spam. I'm noticing a LOT more spam since I jumped on the Facebook bandwagon. :(

DebD said...

Happy birthday to your son. I love the darkness and find it quite comforting. Weird, I know.

Karen said...

We are awaiting the return of the sun here, too. Longer days to stay outdoors and paint - I love it.

Cathe said...

This is my favorite day of the year! *Cathe capers around tossing confetti*

Every day is light a little longer!