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Friday, December 19, 2008

Yule

Happy Winter Solstice Everyone!

At 12.02 GMT on Sunday 21st December, the sun will be overhead at the southern Tropic of Capricorn. We in the Northern Hemisphere will have our shortest day of the year, our longest night.

Thereafter, the sun returns northward as we anticipate spring

My little Solstice tree brings welcome light to my living room






Whilst my gilded angel plays her violin sweetly and keeps an eye on....
















the Solstice treats....









May the promise of the returning sun bring joy to your hearts, warmth to your bodies and fertility to your gardens (and anywhere else that you might wish).

Happy Yuletide Everyone!

You may click on the Yule Tree for a treat!

23 Comments:

Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Oi, it's not Solstice until Sunday. You beat me to it! I love that little tree of yours. I have now put batteries in my singing Christmas tree and it is a joy to behold!

Like those little biscuits on the wall. Did you make them. Interesting shapes!

10:29 pm  
Blogger Maalie said...

Thanks. I know it's not til Sunday, but Yule starts about now. Yes, I made them, but they aren't stuck to the wall, they are lying flat on a white table-top and I stood on a chair looking down at them!

11:00 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

They are lovely shapes. I haven't seen biscuit cutters like that before. Where did you get them?

8:17 am  
Blogger Catharina said...

What a lovely little tree! And I love the idea of the treats being stuck to the wall....

1:49 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

My singing Christmas tree wishes your Solstice Tree all the compliments of the season.

9:58 pm  
Blogger simon said...

same to you mate

10:59 pm  
Blogger Sabi said...

Hi Maalie

I love the pictures ... very nice. I wish you and Your family Marry Christmas. May God brings you all the happiness and prosperity in life.

God Bless
Sabi

4:33 pm  
Blogger simon said...

I agree with Sabi-

May the lord bless you and keep you. may he make his face to shine upon you and grant you his peace. now and always. Amen.

Todays word verification is foodshi

10:11 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Quite right Simon. I always think of Maalie when I hear 'blessed are the meek, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven'.


(buciso. Some kind of Italian biscuit perhaps?)

1:47 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

The pohutukawa tree over the road from me is blooming beautifully ready for Christmas Day :-)

7:41 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

What pretty decoration. Happy Solstice and Happy Christmas. Have a cool yule.

7:55 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Thanks for the Christmas wishes Maalie - we are very happy to be in the south where it is warm and out of Chicago for a few days! When we left, the temperature was -6F for the high with a foot of snow on the ground, wind chill of -40F and more snow coming! Here it is a balmy 5C!!!!

Take a look at the blog - I did finally update - and you'll see (aside from stupid grant deadlines) what's been keeping me busy and preventing me from commenting or posting!

Merry Christmas

PS - Have you every seen the American Classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? Surely, if anyone ever had a Charlie Brown tree, you do!!!!!

2:34 am  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Very nice, Maalie. I like the decor. Have a blessed holiday season. We look to the true north to the sun to rise with healing in its rays- well I mean Christmas of course and Jesus. Certainly a most extra special day to us, the birth of the Christ child.

Hope that day is a special one for you. And I do look forward to the lengthening of days, and warmer weather! (we're past fifty inches- 1.27 meters or whatever you call it there- you know we still aren't caught up on the metric system over here) of snow here, which for us is a lot).

3:01 am  
Blogger Magdalene said...

Seasons Greetings Maalie! xx

11:50 am  
Blogger Merisi said...

Looks as if your Solstice celebration gave you a leg up on us poor bethrens trying to get ready for Christmas! Happy "Whatever you may celebrate", Maalie! :-)

3:38 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Happy Christmas Maalie.

4:30 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Happy New Year Maalie..... you haven't considered changing your blogger name to something like CumbriaNomad have you?!!!

verif: perumba

8:37 pm  
Blogger donsands said...

A most blessed New Year to you, and your's from Baltimore Maryland.

12:57 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Hi Maalie, I hope you have had a great Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year.

6:22 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

where are you now that it is deepest winter?

it's a balmy 14F here!! but there is sun - and so there is hope - and also plastic to cover the windows to keep some of the cold out!

Happy New Year Maalie!!!! wherever you might be!

6:38 pm  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

hope you had a great crimbo and a happy 2009 to you me old mate!

Love and big wet kisses (tee hee)

Martin

1:52 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Welcome home and hope it is not too cooooooollld for you! I am off to the swimming pool to do some lanes before it gets too hot and sunny!

pertsher - what a lovely 'word' - should be a 'real' one I think!

8:48 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Maalie,
Hope you're staying warmer than we are here. Next week is to be our coldest week of the winter, maybe record breaking, and afterward they're looking for a thaw.

A most blessed and joyous new year to you and yours.

5:11 am  

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