Sunday, 21 December 2014

Yule


Today is the Winter Solstice: the shortest day, with the least amount of daylight hours and the longest night of the year.  It is also the ancient festival of Yule which celebrates the rebirth of the sun and the beginning of winter.


We may have to wait a few weeks before the days become longer again, but in the meantime, we can enjoy the lights at home.  It is lovely to come home to welcoming lights shining in the windows.


This year saw the addition of these candle lights.  I had spent some time searching for these after admiring them in other peoples' windows.  I think that they look wonderful from indoors and they are also pretty from outside, though I haven't had a chance to go out and take a photograph yet.

It may be dark outdoors today, but inside we will have our lights shining out into the darkness.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

The red candle lights look lovely in your window and I bet they look just as pretty from the outside too:)