img_7320I am writing this on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. As they pine for those long summer days, everyone says “it gets better from here on.” I truly love this time of year because it is so cozy and restful. It’s as if nature is taking a well-deserved break, so we can too.

img_7245The woods are beautiful in winter, especially when there’s snow. And there’s the added bonus of animal tracks. I think it’s going to be another green Christmas in Rhode Island, unfortunately.

img_7285I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off from the blog, but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, restorative holiday. See you in January, and thanks for reading.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to Solstice

  1. CJ Wright says:

    Happy Solstice, dn. I hope you have a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.


  2. dirtynailz says:

    Merry Christmas to you, CJ. I am assuming you’ll be having a green one, too.


  3. lesleymclaughlin says:

    Yes, the peaceful quiet moments. Will take your lead and gaze meditatively on our little Christmas tree and take a quiet walk through the woods with all senses alert – wondering if that bear will hibernate! A joyous Christmas to you!


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