Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Solstice

As the Winter Solstice approaches, and the temperatures dip down to very frigid levels (-17 Celsius here today), it is good to be warm and cozy inside, humans and cats alike. Even better, to be surrounded by blooms and greenery, a reminder of what the solstice heralds: the days will grow longer, and the promise of spring, though lying dormant beneath the snow, grows closer every day.

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
-----
Oliver Herford
(1863-1935)

See what’s going on at The Friday Ark and also at Carnival of the Cats on Sunday.



3 comments:

  1. Oooooh, that sounds very cold!

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  2. I've been looking through your blogs. Your cats are gorgeous!! And I love their names. Cats need really good, dignified names (says the woman who just bought a Santa hat for her cats... bets on how long the hat stays on?)

    And thank you for the comment you left on my blog. I'll see what I can do about the expiring alcohol being shipped to you. ;)

    Happy Holidays...
    Natalie

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  3. The cats are nice but I've been looking at your Amaryllis bulbs and flowers

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