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A Winter Solstice

Allan Hughes, one of our dedicated gardening volunteers, wrote a piece of prose inspired by seasonal beauty of The Hidden Gardens.

Entitled ‘A Winter Solstice’, it is our pleasure to share it with you: 758 more words

The Hidden Gardens

A Beautiful Mess: Spring Equinox

Here in Belize, with its year-round heat and sunshine, I’ve actually become more sensitive to dips in temperature. My body feels the difference between eighty-five and ninety degrees, and a few days of seventy degree weather from a coastal cold front feels chilly. 164 more words

Living Abroad

Vernal Equinox, The Beginning of Spring, 2016

This year’s astronomical beginning of spring, the first of two moments during the year when there are precisely 12 hours of daylight and darkness, occurs today at 04:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). 888 more words


Review: Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher 

I loved Rosamunde Pilcher’s Shell Seekers so much that I wanted another Pilcher novel ASAP. So I put Winter Solstice on my TBR list, and here we are. 150 more words


Four recently published haiku

shortest day
my toothpaste
promises brightness

~ Modern Haiku, Winter-Spring 2016

cold snap
the blue call
of a jay

deep in the woods… 16 more words


Sun up and down

Since 1963 we have a very popular little film about the sun up and down times on tv.

It’s a simple but cute cartoon showing sunrise and sunset. 96 more words

What Ever

Can Winter be a Favorite Season?

As winter storm after sub-zero day piles on our country, many of you laugh at the thought of winter as a favorite time of year. My true favorite season is fall with colorful leaves, cooler nights, and football, but for me, every season has its place. 269 more words

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