Winter Solstice symbolises a turning point where the days start to get longer again almost like the beginning of a new year. Celebrating this time of year is helping make our dark days not seem so dismal. It’s a time to spend indoors reenergising with more time to sleep. We get to reconnect with each other being in close quarters and work on quiet projects.
We were so lucky to see the lunar eclipse early this morning. It was the first time the lunar eclipse fell on this holiday in almost 400 years! It was a sight worth seeing and truly remarkable that famously grey and rainy Prince Rupert had mostly clear skies giving us a wonderful few. I got my tripod out and took many pictures. Here are just a few.
We made another apple chain this year with all our highlights and memories from the past year. Lily stuck them up on the wall in a slightly unconventional chain fashion.
Here are just some of our memories that we been reminiscing about:
- Camping on Lucy Island
- Finally making new aprons
- Music Festivals in Kispiox and on Haida Gwaii
- Getting into a running routine
- Spending time on Gabriola Island and chicken dispatching for the first time
- Soccer Camp
- Camping on a remote nameless beach
- Visiting Canada’s youngest lava flow
- Bike Riding
- Our trips to our cabin, here, and here.
We decorated some of the sparse bushes and trees outside. The Steller’s Jays and deer have already eaten half of what we strung out there!
We made new lanterns to carry with us on our nightly walk. That was really fun.
We made marshmallows the night before (my next blog post!) to share with friends and enjoy around our annual Solstice bonfire. We ate more of them at home in hot chocolate. It started to snow this morning so we went out to Oliver Lake with hot dogs, smore makings and skates. We met up with friends and made a couple new ones.
And then made Wish Bread to look at the coming year with all our hopes and dreams. Yum!
It was another excellent winter holiday. I wish you all a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate it! xx