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

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


  1. Oooooh, that sounds very cold!

  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...

  3. Anonymous6:05 PM

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