Winter Solstice

Happy 2013!

From Solstice to New Year, happy wishes to you!

My heart is swelling with possibility and my head swirling with ideas and projects for the year to come. Words dance a million, and gratitude expands as I reflect on the year past.

2012 was rich, rich, rich. Blissful, heartbreaking, enlightening, it was full.

2013 promises to be just as rich, with a trip to Paris and London on the horizon (oh yeah!), plans to find a house we can call our own, and the gentle beauty that comes with every day living.

I've many blog posts forming themselves as I type, but none ready quite yet. For now, following the rhythm of the recent holidays, I am allowing the space for words to come together, slowly.

In the meantime, I wish you a 2013 filled with all that makes your heart sing, and leave you with a few favourite snapshots that capture the holidays at their best...

Winter Solstice Light

candlelight, early Solstice morn

Solstice Diner

a Solstice breakfast outing at our favourite diner

it was storming outside, but perfectly cozy inside

Cassie, Pre-Company

Cassie, resting up before the clan joins us for Christmas dinner the next day

Ready for the Christmas Feast!

the holiday table, ready for feast and clan

(note Cindy Lou Who at the piano!)

Back At The Table

I went back to the art table for the first time in two months. It felt good.

New Year's Eve Dinner for Two

D. and I spent a quiet New Year's Eve with a sumptuous meal for two.

I wish you could smell the beefy, red wine, shalloty goodness that was simmering.

Paris 2013. Oh yeah!

The highlight of my holidays, no doubt: the gift of a trip to Paris, from D.

It's a dream come true.

Happy Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Weather

road to the beach

December 21, 2012

Peace. Silence. Nature. Renewal. Light. Possibility.

A space of repose, to reflect on the year past, and prepare for the year to come.

Nature has decided to kick off the season in style in my neck of the woods, and we are choosing to hunker. I welcome it.


Thank you for joining me here these past few weeks for Solstice Reflections. The stories and images shared by this year's contributors were a beacon of peace during what can so easily become a busy time of year.

Thank you Darlene, Karen, Jodi, Susan and Vivienne, for making the season that much brighter for us all.

Happy Winter Solstice.