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21 June 2016 @ 10:04 pm
In the bleak midwinter  
Happy Solstice, whichever hemisphere you inhabit.

It's Winter Solstice here, and the longest night of the year, upon which I light candles throughout the house to encourage the return of the sun. And with a full moon, too - it's just magic. When I got home from work tonight the moonlight was shining directly into my bedroom, leaving a silver trail across my bed, so I left the curtains open until the moon had risen fully. And this morning I took my coffee out onto my back deck, and sat in the moonlight until the sun started to rise, lightening the sky around me. There was a cool wind blowing but the sky was so clear, it was amazing.

And while the days will start to gradually lengthen, the cold weather is bound to set in soon. I console myself with the thought of those one or two extra minutes of daylight each day.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 21st, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great way to mark the Soltice.
miwahni: Firefly Can't take the skymiwahni on June 22nd, 2016 11:15 am (UTC)
It's become a tradition. It's better when it falls on a weekend and I can keep the candles burning past midnight, but I do the best I can with the time I have.
Calisecali_se on June 21st, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
Blessed Solstice!
miwahni: pagan owlmiwahni on June 22nd, 2016 11:15 am (UTC)
And to you my friend.
snailsnailbones on June 24th, 2016 11:56 am (UTC)

It sounds magical!

miwahnimiwahni on June 25th, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
It really was magical - the kind of full moon that only comes along rarely, coupled with the solstice.. magic was definitely afoot that night.