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.




Solstice 2013 (2)

The Sun Will Return!



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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