The Rosemary gave up a bundle of branches to make a wreath for the front door. It needed this - looks much more shapely after being pruned.
Today is Winter Solstice 2012 and the beginning of a New Age of compassion some say. It's no secret that the holiday season has become a frenzied, commercial affair. I'm ready for more restful times. Bringing a bit of nature inside, lighting a candle and building a fire get me into the right spirit. My body wants to retreat into the long nights of Winter, to emerge with fresh eyes and an open heart. Wishing you peace ~