winter solstice....

Happy Winter Solstice!
We are at the half way point of the year once again.  The darkness of the night rules over the day.
We spent this afternoon making lanterns to light the dark night and to welcome the return of the sun from tomorrow.
The boys glued little strips of coloured tissue paper to empty jam jars and then decorated them with jewels.
Once lit with tea lights they are the most beautiful candle I have ever seen.

Solstice was celebrated at sunrise this morning at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, something I have always wanted to go to.  I have been several times to mid summer solstice at Stonehenge, but never during the winter celebrations... it looked incredible in the pictures.

Christmas is sooo close, you can practically touch it!
Don't forget to light a candle tonight...
Happy Solstice.

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