Nature’s New Year

Midway between equinox and solstice, the dark time of the year begins. And right on cue, the first snowflakes fall from the sky, beautifully drifting down at a meditative pace.  The leaves have dropped from most trees, leaving behind decorative bright red berries or helicopter seed pods. In nature lore the sacred Crone mourns the death of her spouse for the next six weeks, until the solar babe is born and the light begins its annual growth. A time of peaceful reflection, rest, and waiting.

 

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One thought on “Nature’s New Year

  1. Sheri Hathaway

    It’s a nice way to think about winter, not the fearful pattern of dread that most people adopt. Apparently the Norwegians enjoy winter more than anybody, getting out and making the most of it. Canadians could take a lesson… Thanks for the pictures, too.

    Mom

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