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How I Celebrate The Winter Solstice

Last year on the Winter Solstice, I was wandering around outside taking nature pictures to post on social media, and I captured a picture of the sun rising over the frozen kale in the garden.  I don’t know what inspired me to write these words, but here is what I posted to social media on December 21, 2021:  Today is the Winter Solstice. The days will begin to grow longer, and the mud and gray of December will soon give way to the warmth and blooms of June. Take your regrets and hurts from the past year and put them on the metaphorical compost pile so you will have flowers in the year ahead.    

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Favorite Photos from 2019

The temperature outside as I type is 16 degrees F (-9 degrees C).  The worst part about winter in Kentucky is that all of January and most of February is gray.  Glimpses of the sun are rare.  Everybody gets depressed and ill tempered probably because we are all starved for vitamin D.  Winter brings an extra layer of frustration since I developed eczema.  The cold, dry air makes eczema worse, and I am unable to wear sweaters because they aggravate my skin.  I just keep layering long sleeve cotton t-shirts to fortify myself against the cold.  To counter my gray mood, I scrolled through my 2019 pictures and am sharing my favorites with you.  Think of this post as honey flavored eye candy.  Enjoy. Continue reading