Photos from Candlemas 2014
Slowly Mother Earth is beginning to wake up from her deep winter sleep, the seeds below are beginning to stir, and the birds sing a happier tune as both light and warmth fill our days. We notice as we sit down to dinner that we are no longer sitting in darkness, and our thoughts turn towards the lengthening days, and the excitement of what is to come. It is the movement forward, out of hibernation, into the light and warmth of the earth, knowing with certainty that spring is coming.
Today, in celebration of Candlemas, and the returning light, we will walk in the woods, create snow candles, and rain sticks, plant seeds, and enjoy a fire in the backyard, burning our winter evergreen decorations. Dinner will be enjoyed by candlelight, as it is every night throughout the winter, but tonight will be different, because we know the need for this light is fading.
Spring is coming, with its fresh face, to shower us in light and warmth, and I am looking forward to it with great anticipation.