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Yuletide 2014

We began our preparations with paper craft.

Revisiting snowflakes,

getting messy with glitter,

tearing, cutting, glueing,

and expressing our love of winter, and the rebirth of the sun. 282 more words

Seasonal Festivals

Home is where the heart is.

So winter rolls on.

My sisters birthday and the shortest day of the year come around. We decide to go to the winter solstice bonfire party at Monsalvat, a medi-evil artists village near my Mum’s, for a night picnic celebration. 158 more words


Top 10 Facts About Earth and its Orbit

The Earth passes through four seasons as it orbits the Sun, along with increasing daylight length in the six months between the winter and summer solstice and decreasing daylight length between the summer solstice and the winter solstice. 1,621 more words


Mother/Daughter Winter Spiral

The Winter Solstice is over, and this post is embarassingly belated. But I couldn’t let this night pass without recording it in some way.

Lily was very excited to be joining me at her first women only event, the annual Spiral Walk held at Dural, and hosted by dear friend and Wise Woman  382 more words

A short swim on a long night

It feels odd, catching a tram to a pagan event.  It takes an hour to get to St Kilda beach on the Number 96. I stand at the tramstop, inhaling other people’s cigarette smoke and worrying about hypothermia. 760 more words


The Shortest Day

Saturday June 21 brought the Winter Solstice, the shortest span of daylight hours together with the longest night of the year. And what better way to celebrate the tilt of the Earth’s axis than with a glass of mulled wine. 423 more words

Light on the mountain

As I walked,

I asked there to be light,

so the shadows

would not consume me.

On this shortest day,

a low hanging sun

could not peak above the trees. 72 more words