December 21, 2008

The role of plants on solstice

There was a beautiful quality of light this morning with the shadows long on the pasture snow. My log in the fire was still in embers which is a good thing for "the household will be protected and see an abundance of crops, good health, and other desirable things in the coming year" if your oak log makes it through till morning. I've always loved bringing in green and sweet sappy smells this time of year.. pine, juniper, cedar.. and it occured to me that they are a storehouse of great energy that once was light. I came across this interesting article that gives some history on how plants connect us to winter solstice. Stay warm, bask in the deep mystery of the darkness and light a candle to celebrate the miracle of new light, that photon dance of electro magnetic wave.

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