Yule, Winter Solstice and Relaxation Time

Now that my Christmas making is
made
My Christmas shopping is
shopped
My Christmas wrapping is
(well okay not wrapped)
My Christmas dinner is planned
and simple.

Now is the time to relax
into the Solstice coming,
the dark and the night and
make some things for special
people just because.

“Yule, is when the dark half of the
year relinquishes to the light
half.
Starting the next morning at
sunrise, the sun climbs just a
little higher and stays a little
longer in the sky each day. Known
as Solstice Night, or the longest
night of the year, much celebration
was to be had as the ancestors
awaited the rebirth of the Oak
King, the Sun King, the Giver of
Life that warmed the frozen Earth
and made her to bear forth
from seeds protected through the
fall and winter in her womb.
Bonfires were lit in the fields,
and crops and trees were”wassailed”
with toasts of spiced cider.”
– Yule Lore

Sneak peak at some making
just because.

The mighty Oak King…

5 Responses to “Yule, Winter Solstice and Relaxation Time”

  1. Kriss December 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Beautiful!

    Lovely solstice to you.
    Kriss

  2. Snap December 17, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    Happy Yule!

  3. Kim Mailhot December 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    Wow – what gorgeous textures you achieved on this, Corrine !
    I have a meditation class on Monday, Solice Night, and my lovely teacher has planned a ceremony for us to usher in the change. Should be powerful – I am hoping that I feel better by then – this cold is kicking my butt!
    Wishing you a peaceful transition into the quiet and into the light!

  4. Benedetta December 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Oh My! That texture and color combination is just stunning! It's always so inspiring to stop by your blog 🙂
    Thanks for the kind words 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Hugs,
    Benedetta

  5. La Dolce Vita December 20, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    delightful solstice post oh keeper of paste!
    love your book and so happy to know that you are all finished and ready to relax! Happy solstice to you and Buon Natale!

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