It's the Winter Solstice today - the shortest day - the beginning of Winter. It is a perfect day.
Today (down here) couldn't be further away from the picture I took yesterday afternoon - all snuggled up warm, candles softly illuminating the house, the drizzle silently falling.
Today it is a glorious day, a marker of a day, a day I've been quite desperate to reach these past few weeks.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the sky is blue - not a cloud to be seen, it's warm and people are (actually) walking around in town with shorts and t-shirts on.......I kid you not.
Yesterday felt like the longest day - today it feels like a shiny, bright new one.
Happy Winter Solstice around the world one all - whether like us you are enjoying this day as it gently unfolds or if you are just entering it - with a great big yawn - or maybe just leaving, making your way up that wooden hill to bed. Depending - of course - on your time zone.
Happy, joyful Winter Solstice.
:: the smallest one and I are still ill - thank you for all your kind words and asking - never has one person felt so run down for such a longtime. Well two weeks really, but it's felt like.........forever! So many apologies if I haven't popped by and I will try and be here on the eve of Christmas. Folks and family allowing.
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