Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Solstice!

Upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are! - Charles Dickens

It's almost time for our annual solstice party wherein we celebrate the return of light! We made lots of paper lanterns for a moonlight walk with the Lilliputians and some peppermint bark for the Brobdingnagians!

We also made these little pouches of seed to sprinkle outside for the woodland creatures.

On Sunday there will be a crock of vegetarian chili with all the fixins, a warm fire, and a houseful of cherished people scattered around this tree.

Speaking of cherished people, have a listen to an excerpt from Karen Maezen Miller's new book. I just adore her...her holey socks...her nubby sweater...her lovely voice...her wit & wisdom!


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posted by Wendy at 5:00 AM


Blogger Nancy Bea Miller said...

You are amazing! What a beautiful life you are creating.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

this makes me want to hop in my car and drive to your home in time for this beautiful celebration!
you truly are amazing, wendy.
thank you for a year full to the brim with inspiration...
i hope our paths cross in person in this new year ahead!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous 6512 and growing said...

I love your lanterns! Sounds like the makings for a beautiful party!

Our family celebrates solstice by making a tiny fire in the woods. (parents are warm, kids get to play with fire!)

4:17 PM  
Blogger RunninL8 said...

Oh, we used to have a kickin Solstice party every year but it got to be too stresful for this time of year. Thanks for the solstice ideas! I really like the idea of going for a lantern walk and spreading seed!

12:15 PM  
Blogger CraftCrave said...

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2:54 PM  

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