Lights in the darkness

•December 21, 2006 • Leave a Comment

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Another Yuletide season arrives on December 22 and soon the days will begin to grow longer.  Midwinter, is a time of short days and limited light. This is why the original Yule was celebrated by Germanic people as a festival that had much to do with “bringing back the sun.” Decorations and festivities were focused on the return of the light. In the spirit of the season, here is our dome glowing in the night.

There are a number of good Yule sites on the Net, but many bogus ones as well. For a good fact based description of Yule, visit Yule–Wikipedia.  Another Yule site that has become a favorite of mine is Christmas/Yule in Iceland . I hope you will enjoy these as much as I have.

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Hello world!

•November 30, 2006 • 2 Comments

Welcome to the first post of my second blog! My other blog, Loom Lady Land, is dedicated just to loom knitting, but I have many other interests. This blog focuses on other areas of my life such as travel, art, sewing & costume design, music, books, photography, graphic art, spiritual matters, friends and family. I have always had more interests than time to enjoy them, so please excuse the erratic threads that run in the tapestry of this blog. 

Thanks to my niece, Julie, for the beautiful photo of the Grand Canyon crow used in my blog banner montage, along with my dome house. Both the crow and the dome are reflections of my spiritual nature, but more on that at another time.  Please check back from time to time as more is added to this blog.  In the meantime, enjoy one of my photos that was made one chilly winter evening near our cabin in Alabama.

Moontree