Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In the bleak midwinter...

Each year, having passed the longest night, I make a point to trek outside and check out my little backyard garden.

I contemplate our ancestors, how this time of year must have been fraught with perils---the cold, the lack of light, and the waning foodstuffs. I give thanks for our abundance, I pray for a rich and fertile new year for my patch of earth, and I rest my mind knowing that the days will already lengthen and spring will certainly come again.

(Then I get myself back indoors...it's cold out there!)

Happy Solstice!

1 comment:

  1. BRRRRRR!!!
    Isn't it amazing that there will be new life growing in your garden come spring?