This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, December 21, 2009

winter solstice

lights 3 lights 1
lights 2 candles
candle lights 4

Definitely a season to celebrate!! Finally the days are getting longer. Every day a little more sun. A time for growing, planning and hoping. A true start to a new season.

To celebrate, I've collected photos of light. One of the most beautiful things.

2009 Holiday Season Calendar
DEC 11-18, 2009: Happy Hanukkah
DEC 21, 2009: Winter Solstice in North America, time depends on your time zone
DEC 25, 2009: Merry Christmas
DEC 26, 2009: Boxing Day and the first day of Kwanzaa
JAN 6, 2009: Epiphany (observed Sunday, Jan 3 in Christian churches)



Blogger Susie said...

I hope you have a really awesome holiday season:-)

December 21, 2009 5:53 PM

Blogger Thomas said...

Great pictures, Kathy. What a great way to celebrate the growing light.

December 21, 2009 8:52 PM

Blogger Nigel Gnome said...

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December 22, 2009 12:02 AM

Blogger Nigel Gnome said...

Nice photos!
Summer solstice down here of course.

My tomatoes are starting to redden up.

December 22, 2009 12:06 AM

Anonymous brandermillgirl said...

Your site is wonderful year round. Have you thought of publishing a book?

December 22, 2009 10:27 AM

Blogger victoria T. said...

Your solstice pictures remind me of a festival of lights--very. very moving and inspiring pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us....

December 22, 2009 3:28 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Merry Christmas Kathy, the candles are beautiful. I wish you and your family a jolly, peaceful holiday.
Marian (LondonUK)

December 23, 2009 3:54 AM

Blogger Matron said...

Truly a day to celebrate the days getting longer! I'm working night duty at the moment and feel like a pit pony!

December 23, 2009 4:01 AM

Blogger aliceb said...

Magical! Have a wonderful holiday and a bountiful new year.

December 23, 2009 8:45 PM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

There's a song in these photos somewhere. Beautiful!

December 23, 2009 11:49 PM

Blogger Dan said...

Cool shots, they turned out great. Happy Holidays Kathy!

December 24, 2009 8:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and Skippy!
- Daisy and Pixie

December 25, 2009 8:33 AM

Blogger Fred said...

Wishing you and your family a joyous and happy holiday season!

December 25, 2009 12:25 PM

Blogger pion said...

You have my permission to have a martini on ny eve and thanks for all you've brought us this year. Ahh, make that two, you may have two.

December 25, 2009 5:01 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks pion. Will do.

brandermillgirl, I have been working on the book, but not getting very far. Someday....

December 26, 2009 6:32 PM


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