Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blessed Yule / Winter Solstice


Unfortunately this is not a recent picture of my yard yet one taken last year.  We have had the cold temperatures yet still have not had any of the white stuff on the ground.  We did have a beautiful frost this morning though.  I rose just as the sun was rising and slipped on my sandals and coat and went to let my kittys out of the garage.  It was so still and the first sun danced off the frost making it glitter that I just could not go back inside directly.... So I made the circle and filled my bird feeders instead, know that they would appreciate the added breakfast treat.  There is nothing like a cold crisp morning without a speck of wind.  To greet the day as the sun first peeks over the horizon and slowly rises, bringing his warmth to offset the cold... I love those quiet first moments of morning. 

Tomorrow is Yule and the greeting once again of the sun as he starts his return... I love this day, although it is the shortest day of daylight it is also the day that begins our trek to spring of the warmth and new birth...  This year has been extra special for me as it has been a rekindling of my love of the season.  What I mean by that is that it now holds a special new place in my heart.  I found out llast week that Vincent was going to be away for Christmas day and that I would be spending my day alone as well as Christmas eve.  This saddened me somewhat and I continually tried to figure out ways to make it a positive experience.  

Yet then when he comes home this last Friday I find out that he is still spending Christmas eve and day away yet we would be able to spend Yule together... I found this sort of funny as Yule has become dear to me only this year and I will be able to spend it with him.... I love how the fates work .... Always looking out for us even when we do not realize it....  So to you and yours I wish a very blessed Yule time... May the Winter Solstice be a time of joy and warmth as we welcome the returning of the sun.  Blessed be....

13 comments:

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

We count our blessings wherever they find us. I look forward to the days of sunshine again and long days so thanks for the delightful post!

WillowB said...

Hi, I hope you have a Wonderful Yule. I too love this time of the year. Our family celebrates both Yule and Christmas. Thanks for the comments on my blog.

Willow

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Yes Happy Yultide to you too! What a beautiful seasonal turn of the year it is...and for many of us a blanket of snow for an appropriate entrance.

There is a song I have always associated with Yule and it really is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It is called " We Follow a Star". I think of the sun when I hear it..it sounds like it is returning as the song goes on. A deep, powerful, and ancient song. Tonight I will listen to it.

Take care now and have a wonderful Yule with your husband.

Lyon said...

Blessed Yule to you, Mamma Moon!

I hope you and Vincent have a wonderful day together and that you begin a series of happy memories and traditions together that will outshine any sadness you feel over missing him at Christmas.

mxtodis123 said...

Gosh, I am pretty much like you. I love the wee hours of the morning. I get up at 5:30 every day in order to have quiet time to myself. Sometimes I take my morning coffee on the back porch to watch the sunrise, but on days like today, it was too cold. And it's awful when someone happens to get up while I am still in my quiet time. I find myself muttering..."What are you up for. This is my time." Of course, it's under my breath and I certainly don't mean it, but I cherish my mornings. Blessed Yule
Mary

Jeanne said...

Yule Blessings to you and yours! ♥

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Happy Solstice Janie...my "Big Sister"...hope you find yourselves very merry indeed!
Are you STILL waiting for the warm weather...he he...

faerwillow said...

~happy to hear your day will surrounded by the one you love...received my card the other day...thank you! brightest blessing & may your Yule be filled with lots of love & light~

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Blessing to you as well. This is the first Yule we will celebrate and I am glad to have found some like minded people here in bloggie land to share it with.

Bohemian Single Mom said...

What a beautiful post! Brightest blessings to you on this Solstice.

Bella Foxglove said...

Merry Yule to you Mother Moon! Hope your day with your hubby was a good one!

Dede said...

I too love the early mornings, cherish the quiet, watching the world wake. So sorry that Vince has to be gone for Christmas, thrilled that you were able to spend Yule with him. Hope that you had a wonderful Yule.

(((HUGS)))

Bridgett said...

I'm so far behind!

I hope you had a most blessed Yule.

Love you, my friend.

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