Winter Solstice

If you’ve been suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka SAD), take heart because the winter solstice is tomorrow. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year and marks the start of winter. It also signals the beginning of more daylight hours, which is certainly reason to celebrate!

To mark the day I like to get my hands in the soil. Weather permitting, I’ll putter around the garden or I’ll plant something indoors like paperwhite bulbs or some sweetpea seed for placing in a cold frame. At dusk I’ll watch the sunset, turn on the Christmas tree lights and make a mental note that spring is just 90 days away.

3 Responses to Winter Solstice

  1. Cindy Menn says:

    Don’t be in too big a rush for Winter to end! As your Christmas ecard displayed, Winter is a beautiful time to be in nature. I especially loved watching the lamb frolic across the snow and Marge delicately leave her paw-prints in it…………Merry Christmas!

  2. Carol Thompson says:

    Hi Alan,
    I got my hands in some soil Monday and planted 10 paperwhite bulbs indoors. It was my first time planting them and I am really excited to see them grow. I like your idea of marking the winter solstice and now kinda wish I had waited until tomorrow to plant them. You have such good ideas.

  3. Molly says:

    “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
    – Percy Shelley, “ODE TO THE WEST WIND”

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