Summer Solstice Arrives

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Waiting for the Storm

Well, so much blogging on a regular basis! Working nightshift on the psychiatric ward with 17-19 patients along with the cold weather has left little time to jot even a few words.

It's about 11:15AM on Saturday, the 20th December (Solstice Eve) and although the Sun is shining brilliantly, the temperature outdoors is a chilly 1 degree F. (I know, I was just out to mail my sister and my niece a Christmas card and so glad to be back in).

We have predictions of a major snow storm to blow in this evening with high winds and up to 6 or 7 inches of snow. I plan to make to work at the hospital (four nights to go), but don't know if I will be coming home in the morning or staying over somewhere.

However, it's one way to welcome in the Solstice, and if I have time I want to post the lovely poem by Susan Cooper entitled " The Shortest Day". If I fail to do so--go and look it up (easily available on the web) and see if you get goosebumps and shivers once you have read it. And read it out loud--much better that way.

And I note that I have a following...thank you for your kindness Tricia, I did not expect to have any following, and not so soon. And please bear with me as I find my way in blogging and in being a wee bit more regular in posting.

If for some reason I do not post for a bit, I wish one and all a Blessed Yule, a Merry Christmas and a renewing Solstice.

Beannachaidhe (Blessings),



  1. Thanks you Duncan. I like reading your blog, seeing your msgs and pics, and listening to your music. Still trying to figure out how to add one to my Blog. Also trying to figure out how to "link" to other sites...I think I did manage to do it with Mt. Baker and Silver Lake. Stay warm and safe and Happy Holidays to you and your family...

  2. good morning Duncan!

    thank you for visiting my blog, and the nice comment!

    I know that poem! I am using it in a yule post myself, along with another poem...

    a blessed solstice morn to you!

    Leanne x