I usually try and capture the light on the shortest day of the year. Yesterday I wasn’t convinced there was any, there certainly wasn’t any sunshine. I lit this candle at breakfast time as the ‘sun was rising’ but the sun hid behind fog and clouds all day. Oh well, at least it’s getting lighter now in theory and the sun will no doubt emerge some time over the holiday period.

Advent calendar update: we’ve had Bella, sprouts, redcurrants, tomatoes, pink peas and some festive holly

I’ve fallen behind a bit with the small moments of wildness and wonder, but I rather liked this view of trees, looking down from the Dean Bridge

I also made some wreaths from the garden to cheer up the house, both made from discarded lengths of plastic tubing from an old blind (kept in the shed because they might come in handy for something one day) and some greenery from the garden. One is holly, ivy and cotoneaster berries, the other is all herbs: rosemary, sage, oregano and mint

Bella was very resistant to us opening up the ancient cardboard box which contains all the Christmas decorations:

She relented eventually and posed for her annual photobomb with the Christmas pudding cats on the stairs:

So, on we go, past the shortest day and on to the Christmas festivities, prioritising care, safety. and Christmas puddings, just like these cats.

11 thoughts on “Solstice

  1. I hope you are right about some sunshine over the next week or so. It has been decidedly bleak over the past week!

    I love the photo of Bella on the box of decorations.

    Merry Christmas!

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