Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the turning point

Winter Solstice ~ the turning point of Winter

Spirit that is within,
be with me now as the Sun returns to the world
with the passage of this, the longest night.
This turn of the wheel brings the renewal of light and life without,
so be it within

winter solstice dawned a beautiful blue clear sky.. by mid afternoon - it was blowing a gale coming off icy snow somewhere out west. so my plans to meditate at Katoomba were thwarted..
the garden here at Villa Maria is abundant - lots of mustard greens, chicory & curly endive. .. and oranges.

picked daily - still cold from the brisk morning frost - dripping with sunshine

and mustard greens - shredded and waiting to be lightly steamed - then served with Guinness and Beef Casserole - a Daisy recipe.

and trying to coax the magick into my garden at Villa Maria and some sunshine into my soul.


Janet said...

You still have oranges on your trees! I would never have thought they would grow this late in the season. And mustard greens....I love greens. Yum!!

Barbara said...

Bringing warmth of the summer solstice in Georgia to you and your garden.
~brightest blessings~

mxtodis123 said...

Those greens and oranges look scrumptious. Blessings to you, my friend, on this, your Winter Solstice.

Anonymous said...

A very happy Winter solstice to you my friend. I love the pictures. The oranges look great.
Daisy's recipe sounds wonderful.
Have a wonderful day.

Winterwood said...

oranges dipped in sunshine - I like the sound of that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Winter solstice blessings to you! May your spirit expand with the growing sunlight every day!

Leanne said...

winter solstice blessings to you Robyn as we celebrated our summer solstice here. I spent the day in glastonbury, and it was lovey.

Love light and blessings, Leanne x

Ruth said...

ooo I could do with some of that sunshine - it's cold here

A bird in the hand said...

I've been catching up... your garden is looking fine; I think your magick is working.

I especially liked the "little person" in Katoomba -- he reminds me of a leprechaun.

xoxo C.

Sheila said...

The garden at Villa Maria is bountiful!
I hope you enjoyed your casserole, sounds perfect for a Winter meal.

Crystalrainbow said...

tis magical garden :) the sunshine will return. Solstice blessings sweetheart x x x

gemma said...

I sent illuminated magical solstice thoughts to you. Hope you feel the warmth of the light.

Pam said...

Hasn't it been icy!! Would love to see more of your lovely garden Robyn. Daughter has been delivering bags of oranges to us from two laden trees where she is housesitting. There's nothing like produce straight from the garden - and freshly-squeezed orange juice!

amelia said...

Your oranges sound and look wonderful. Daisy's stew sounds pretty good too!

I hope your soul finds the sunshine it needs...

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Winter soltice passed me by, though maybe not as I noticed a nice change on Wednesday, I drove to work with a joyful feeling in my torso. I took notice of the feeling it was towards my abdomen, where dread usually shows up in the region of my stomach. I've been starting and ending the work day with Lucy Cavendish As Above, So Below meditation. Love it.

I've been wanting to make the trek to Katoomba, am going tomorrow. Wasn't able to go last week, a real pity.

I am so glad you are sounding better than my last visit here, the recent sunshine has done wonders for us.

deb did it said...

I want to pick oranges, crunch some salad greens and sip some red wine with you

rebecca said...

i love the way you walk your days.
heart cracked open and willing as bright fruit hanging in the seasons of life....
collecting the light and wonder of it all.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)