Tag Archives: Yule

The Winter Solstice

21 Dec

Today was the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year!

yule_8164ews

I am so happy for the days to begin lengthening.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items are listed at the top of my sidebar.

Yule Blessings

21 Dec

The winter solstice is here.  The shortest day and longest night of the year.  I am certainly ready for the sun to begin its journey back north.

Santa hat candle

Yule blessings to you all.

Edited:  Even though it’s not a true macro, I’m sharing with I Heart Macro.  Thanks for being such a gracious hostess, Laura.

Solstice Scavenger Hunt

21 Dec

I don’t really do the holiday decorating and such.  I mostly just take out photo props now and again.  This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday list is all about the holidays, so it was quite the challenge.  The items:  lights, tree, big, makes you feel merry, and on the door.

Lights:  I had a string of lights out trying to set up a nice bokeh shot.  Someone decided to help me.  Can you guess who?

Christmas light and paw

Snickers!  He thought my setup looked pretty cozy.

Snickers

Snickers

Tree:  He curled up by my little tree and decided to take a nap.

mini Christmas tree

mini-Christmas tree

Big:  No pretense of Christmas here.  The biggest thing on the farm is MJ.  I adore him!

animals in barn

Makes You Feel Merry:  I do like the holiday decorations, and it was kind of nice to be out there taking pictures today.

Christmas ornament

No Silver Bells here, but I do have gold ones

Christmas bell notes

and this cute country bell.

Christmas bell

On the Door:  I have no wreath on my door.  Nope.  All year, there’s a little wind chime that has the pagan wheel of the year on it.  The one at the top is Yule, the shortest night of the year.  Now the sun is making its return to the Northern Hemisphere.

pagan wheel of the year

I ended up with a selfie reflected in the window.

reflected selfie

reflected selfie

Even if I’m not big on celebrating Christmas, I do wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Song-ography where the song this week is Silver Bells, I Heart Macro, Weekly Top Shot, and Weekend Reflections.