Thursday, 21 December 2017

Singing Through the Darkest Night


Night of long darkness
Candles burn
Songs call the light:
"Return, touch our hearts"


The Winter Solstice is here -- the longest night and shortest day of the year.


When Darkness and Light spiral together . . . 


. . . in the Eternal Dance.


Winter Solstice blessings to you all!


[All photos from the Internet]

38 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

YAY for longer days starting tomorrow!

and I will take one of those cinnamon rolls with mah cawfee (philly sspelling) for breakfast.

mistress maddie said...

I have never seen a winter, snow covered ladyarinth........how gorgeous is that? Then enjoy one of those cookies.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful post. :o) I loved seeing all the labyrinths. And I have so got to make myself a candlemat like that one. Very cool!
Solstice Blessings to you and yours! ♥

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Such a beautiful post! I'm so happy that we will begin to enjoy more daylight now!

Linda deV said...

For some reason this post feels like hope. Happy Winter Solstice♥

Joanne Noragon said...

A lovely collection of photos for the day. This day celebrates longer days, for me. Even if they are more grey.

laurie said...

solstice greetings!!! This day means so much to me I chose it as my wedding day 42 years ago lol Beautiful photos Debra,,

jaz@octoberfarm said...

merry solstice! my favorite day of the year. i just hate that the days will get lighter. i should live in a cave!

Ken said...

Every day beyond today, I can work a few more minutes in the daylight. Until the pendulum starts to swing back, that is.

Adam said...

there was a similar pattern for the white walkers in game of thrones

Marie Smith said...

And to you, Debra.

Theresa Young said...

And to you!

Leeanna Henderson said...

Blessed Solstice to you my friend. I'm busy today making more cookies and loaf cakes for neighbor cookie platters. Oy!

Kirk said...

It's been argued that it's why we basically have a Christmas holiday. December would be pretty gloomy without it.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Your post is lovely. I found this chant online, but for the life of me, I can't remember the authors name.
shortest day
longest night
winter chill
frosty bite

candles lit
voices strong
global peace
solstice song

Brightest Winter Solstice blessings to you and your rare one. xoxo Oma Linda and all the Cuckoos of the Casa

e said...

Bright blessed Day
Dark sacred Night

Solstice blessings to you, Debra, and to your Rare One and all your families. Celebrating the Return of the Light!

Toni said...

Winter Solstice, my favorite holiday! Yule log, and pine cones in the fireplace, waiting for family notes of wishes for the new year.

Can't wait to light it and sit out the long night bundled with hubby and pets.

Magaly Guerrero said...

May your Winter Solstice be joyous and full of yum!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Blessings of the Solstice to you and the Rare One! Let the longer days begin!

DEZMOND said...

is it an omen that my editor just told me right on the solstice that imma gonna do a major series with Mortal in the title and another one with Midnight in the title and another with Dark in the title for the readers in Serbia? :) What dark things should we do tonight?

Birdie said...

Into the light...

Rosemary said...

A joyous Winter Solstice to you and yours - I love the fact that we are now on the return journey to warmer, lighter days.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Thanks be !

lady M said...

Happy Solstice to you too Debra.

Snap said...

Welcome Yule!
Blessed Be.........

jadedj said...

Aha! This explains why I woke up so early this morning.

A merry soltice to you!

Janie Junebug said...

And Winter Solstice blessings to you.

Love,
Janie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Winter Solstice blessings Debra.

A Heron's View said...

Long dark nights are every lovers dream and a blessing [wink, wink !]

Davoh said...

Am not sure how many 'believers' in the Northern Hemisphere 'Solstice' exist on my part in the hemisphere of this planet ...
But HEY .... GOOD CHEER AND BEST WISHES.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Yes, light, please return and touch ALL our hearts.

Missy George said...

I just saw "bit" on the news about Winter Solstice and Big Sur..Pretty pictures..Love your images..Blessings to you as well..

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

When I was in Greece, Debra, I bought one nice gift for myself: a gold and silver necklace - each link, a spiral. I was told (as you know, I'm sure) it means long life. I love it, and may "long" refer to quality versus time. May the new season be a long, bright one for you.

AntiquityTravelers said...

beautiful! a very happy winter solstice to you and yours!

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

Nicely put, my kind friend. Yay, I'm seven hours closer to the longest day of the year. Then again, I thought all days were twenty four hours long, unless you take daylight savings and daylight unsavings into account. I'm rambling, eh...

Have a nice weekend, Debra.

Gary

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly beautiful post Debra! I hope you and your Rare One had a very blessed Winter Solstice! Big Hugs!

JACKIESUE said...

love this..happy yule dude.

The Captain said...

Winter solstice is like reaching the top of a very steep hill. At least its all downhill now till summer.