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Winter Solstice and the Longest Night

Happy Solstice! On this shortest day and longest night of the year, autumn’s harvest season ends and winter begins. Nearby, a wonderful local bookstore hosts the Point Reyes Books annual reading, named after Wendell Berry‘s “To Know the Dark”: To go in … Continue reading

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Putting the Garden to Bed on the Winter Solstice

Happy Solstice! Now the sun dips to its lowest position in the sky, and we prepare for the year’s shortest day and longest night. This end of the season always saddens me – even more than autumn, with its changing … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Green I love you green green the wind, and green the branches. The dark ship on the sea and the horse on the mountain. — Federico Garcia Lorca from Romance Sonámbulo This poem I love is on my mind as I … Continue reading

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Embracing the Dark and the Light on Winter Solstice

Even more than the season’s red and its green, I love the spare grey of the reeds and the deep red of the blackberries, after the frost dying on the vine; the prickly brown of seedpod brushes, the dun of … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: On the Distance of the Stars

This week brings with it some auspicious dates: December 21st is the Winter Solstice – the year’s shortest day and longest night, when the sun hits its southernmost point in the sky – and, according to some, the end of … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is celebrated by many cultures the world over. This time of year, the tilt of Earth’s axis veers farthest from the Sun, on the shortest day – when the sun’s highest elevation is the lowest of the year … Continue reading

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