Happy Solstice!!!!

You know what that means???? The days are getting longer!!!!!!!! It means that eventually, winter’s cruel grip will weaken, warmth will return, and freedom will be restored.

These photos are from last year. We are staying home this year so there will be a distinct lack of old red barns and donkey rides. Oh, well. As long as there are presents, turkey, and most of all, family, all will be well.

… Now, back to those Christmas cards.

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10 responses to “Happy Solstice!!!!

  1. Lucy

    I am so, so happy that it’s finally here! I really struggle with the lack of natural light in the winter and I know a lot of others do too. As a non-Christian, I’ve come to the conclusion that it makes a lot more sense for me (personally) to celebrate Solstice than it does Christmas.

    • That’s how I feel, too… however, I’m far too fond of Santa Claus and the whole family to-do to make a stink about it. I figure, the more parties this time of year, the better! :)

  2. Happy Solstice to you as well…..YEAH…each day will now be getting longer but for us…it won’t be getting any warmer. In the ADK Mountains of upstate NY we will now start felling those single digit temps…which we have already had for several weeks. Usually don’t get that kind of weather until January & February….haven’t had much snow either. Not so lucky for other parts of the state…shhh….maybe we won’t get any this year. Yeah Right….any who…enjoy your holidays!

  3. Sewista Fashionista

    I had forgotten that this is a day to celebrate! Thank you for the reminder. I’m over winter already.

  4. CGCouture

    I can’t wait until it starts getting dark at 7 instead of 5:30…to me that’s the worst part of winter is that it gets dark so early. :-( Love the donkey, do your parents/in-laws have a farm then?

    • Yeah, with “daylight savings” in effect here it’s dark at 4:30—truly brutal. I don’t have extensive seasonal depression, but one of my best friends does, and watching her fall into that hole every year over the past decade has sucked, repeatedly (though it’s much worse for her, of course).

      The farm is the one my mother grew up on; its current residents are my grandmother and uncle (the man in the second picture, leading the donkey). In addition to the donkey they have cattle, a dog, and a barnful of assorted cats. Tyo’s ambition in life (at the moment) is to become an auto mechanic and go and live on the farm. I can`t say that would be a bad life. :)

  5. lazystitcher

    Sadly for us down in the southern hemisphere solstice means it’s all down hill from her :(
    Oh well, it’s still stinkin’ hot!

  6. Marie-Christine

    Actually up to the solstice -I- feel like the donkey :-). Thanks for reminding us that, against all evidence, things are getting better.

  7. SO glad the days are going to get longer now. I finally (after 5 years in an interior office) got a window office this year. I suffered hard core from SAD during those years as it would be dark long before I left the office in the evening so the only natural light I got was a brief bit in the morning. This year is already better, but that doesn’t mean I want it to get dark at 4:30!

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