It is midwinter on the 22nd of December here in the northern hemisphere. The shortest day and the longest night. It is a time that has me thinking about midwinter rituals, and new family traditions that Bailey, my husband, and myself can begin.
The festivities and preparations that come hand in hand with early December keep us busy through the early stages of the season. It’s good to have these traditions and rituals to take comfort from, as the true depth of Winter is yet to come.
The end of September and the beginning of October is very much a time of transition and change. Autumn has arrived with its shorter days and cool, crisp skies, but the warmth of the Summer sun still returns intermittently to remind us of the Summer just gone.
The last weeks of September saw the Autumn Equinox here in England, and the harvest moon, and since then we have moved deeper into Autumn with every passing day. My mittens have made it out of my pockets and before we know it Winter will be upon us.