The Shortest Day

Solstice at the Beach

Solstice at the Beach

On the evening of the winter solstice Tansy participated in a neighbourhood tradition and went with her humans down to the beach nearest the Hitty cupboard. There candles were lit and placed in paper bags, all along the water’s edge.

 

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Solstice 2013 (2)

The Sun Will Return!

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13 thoughts on “The Shortest Day

  1. Tansy looks cozy in her cape – What a lovely tradition – to light candles in paper bags along the water’s edge.
    We know Canada’s winters are harsh but the winter months will pass and spring will be on it’s way ———–

    • We are in the mildest part of Canada here – fortunately for us…only damp and chilly here today, not like our friends in the ice-storm Back East. It is very dark though – there is seldom snow to reflect any light so it can be like being in a cave for months at a time during our winter!

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  3. I’ve never heard of this tradition, but it’s beautiful! Tansy looks like she’s dressed appropriately for the ceremony. The 21st was my Dad’s birthday and I grew up knowing it’s the shortest day, not thinking about the longest night. I hope this brings longer days soon!!! Just beautiful!!

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