Tag Archives: Solstice

Solstice and the (almost) full moon

As the shortest day of the year turns from daylight to darkness, the moon rises.

This beautiful gibbous moon, just one day shy of a full moon, brightens the night. This was the inspiration for Aliana Reaches for the Moon.

Look for more photos of the moon tomorrow.

Winter Solstice Reflections

Winter arrived in the Rocky Mountains this morning with a gentle blanket of snow. Today, Winter Solstice marks the shortest day, the welcoming of winter.

A quote from John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”

Solstice acrostic

Snow and darkness

On this day we celebrate the new season

Longer grow the days for the next six months

Savor the change of seasons as a time for reflection

Take time to appreciate the dark through sleep or meditation

I embrace the rhythm of the seasons

Celebrate winter for its beauty

Energy is renewed as take time for comfort by the fire.