Monday, February 4, 2013

Candlemas

 "At the beginning of February, when the infant light of spring is 
greeted thankfully by the hoary winter earth, 
it seems fitting we should celebrate a candle Festival to remember that moment 
when the Light of the World was received into the Temple, when the old yielded to the new.”
~ from All Year Round ~




A simple celebration to celebrate our first Candlemas - sharing time in nature together as a family, making our first earthen candle, playing by the fire all afternoon, and enjoying dinner by candlelight. It was a quiet family day reflecting on our journey and sharing our light with each other.

Spring is coming and while we do enjoy the beauty winter brings us, we are looking forward to the freshness of spring and the light it will bring.

26 comments:

  1. Yes, I think spring is already here and once again I didn't get any snow!

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    1. I know how much you wanted a little bit of snow Tracey, sorry Mother Nature didn't cooperate :(

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  2. A lovely celebration isn't it? My seed order is in ordered, Spring has to come now!!

    Enjoy your week Kim.

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    1. It is, we really enjoyed the simplicity of it. Yes, I agree, spring indeed needs to come.

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  3. So beautiful. I'm looking forward to spring myself.

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  4. Looks like such a wonderful day!

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  5. What a lovely way to celebrate the coming of spring. It is already getting a little lighter here in our neck of the woods.

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    1. Thanks. It is getting a little lighter here too, we are noticing and enjoying it :)

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  6. What a great way to celebrate!

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  7. I love winter so, but you're right spring is coming and I'm seeing tiny signs around here. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yesterday we heard the call of the robin, a sure sign it is on its way :)

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  8. We have never celebrated Candlemas. Maybe we'll add it in next year!

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    1. It was our first time. We kept it simple, and really enjoyed it.

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  9. We also celebrated our first Candlemas this year! I wish we could have done the earth candle too though, but we were too burried into snow to do it, hopefully next time. Yours look beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks, we had a great time with it and will be doing it again, so much fun!

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