Welcome Yule!

IMG_7898 (1)Solstice Greetings to all!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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92 Responses to Welcome Yule!

  1. Happy Solstice, Eliza!! πŸ”†
    What a beautiful photo!

  2. Celia says:

    What a beautiful scene. I can just hear the sound of snow crunching under your feet.
    I’m heading out on my first ski trip of the season this weekend and can’t wait to see the snow!

  3. Beautiful photo Eliza! I love how you captured the sun held in the arms of the trees. Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful winter season. Blessings to you!

  4. Alice Pratt says:

    What a beautiful area to call ‘home’ and to enjoy all nature has to offer.

  5. MK says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful scene to celebrate the new season!

  6. And to you Eliza – what a stunning photograph to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Daylight increases, Spring in in our sights! Happy Solstice!

  7. Rita Pichette says:

    This day is more important to me than Christmas. I really am a pagan at heart! Beautiful photo….

  8. seedbud says:

    Such glorious light for solstice! You bring so much light Eliza with all the beauty you create and share. Thank you! And may you feel that light shining on you until you are back outside in the garden!

  9. pastpeter says:

    Lovely image, Eliza. It captures the hope that each new day and each new season brings. Merry Christmas and god jul!

  10. Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous photo, Eliza. What time of day did you take this?

  11. YOu see the Heart in everything, Eliza πŸ™‚

  12. Laurie Graves says:

    Lovely! And now we head toward the light. Happy solstice to you.

  13. albert says:

    I love the title–almost as much as the photograph. Almost.

  14. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Glorious image! “The new year’s sunshine blazed awake.” Happy solstice.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Peter. I was lucky enough to attend The Christmas Revels in Cambridge MA in the early 80s when John Langstaff was director and Susan’s poem was recited by the group. It was a marvelous show, with the audience invited to join the ‘Lord of the Dance’ dancing throughout the hall. Good memories!

  15. Maria says:

    Thank you and great shot!

  16. Beautiful photo! Perfect for solstice.

  17. A lovely scene! Let the longer days begin😊

  18. Kris P says:

    And tomorrow the days start getting longer again – yay!

  19. Widdershins says:

    Merry Solstice to one and all. πŸ˜€

  20. It was so dark this morning on my walk here (thanks to clouds and it being such a short day), but all I could think of was that tomorrow, the day is going to be a little longer. That thought definitely put a little spring in my step!

  21. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful photograph Eliza. Happy Solstice!

  22. eschudel says:

    Longer days are coming!!

  23. ineedaloginblog says:

    Excellent shot, Eliza. What a lovely solstice. We have grey clouds for days now.
    BTW, it’s a habit of mine to find information what camera was used, and saw that the image was uploaded in original size and is 4.5 MB big. I was wondering once why Kathy, Lake Superior Spirit, has to pay so much to WordPress and learned that she did the mistake to run her blog in the first years with uploading the original images and she ran soon out of space.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you. I don’t know about this. What do you recommend?

      • ineedaloginblog says:

        You ned to edit yor pictures and make them smaller. My images are not wider than 800 pixels. If you would reduze the size to 50% (1200 pixels in width) this would be fine and you would save space.
        Reason behind this is that most monitors are up to 1920 pixels in width. The amount of 4k (high resolution monitors with 4.000 pixels in width) is increasing but they have a different way to display content. I think if you checked your theme, it’s only i1000 pixels wide. Your images don’t need to be 2.5 times bigger than your theme allows to show. .

  24. Bela Johnson says:

    And to you, Eliza. πŸ™πŸ½

  25. OH just beautiful, Eliza! The Peace just oozes from this picture. Thank you! πŸ€—

  26. NorCal Zen says:

    That is a magical photo! Reminds me about wintertime in Sweden. I miss it sometimes. Thank you for sharing that beautiful photo. You can almost hear Santa’s sleigh coming around the corner πŸ˜‰

  27. Such a wonderful way to bring in the Yule! The longest night has passed, and now it is time for the days to grow longer. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  28. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Lovely, Eliza. So peaceful with the light. Happy Solstice to you!

  29. Brian Skeys says:

    The winter solstice was a traditional winter celebration, turning the corner to spring. We have in the past had a party on the evening with a log fire outside. Happy Yuletide Eliza.

  30. Brenda says:

    And so we start the climb into spring This year’s solstice was especially sunny and sweet. A good harbinger, perhaps?

  31. Beautiful image, Eliza. Happy Yule to you and wishes for a joy filled new year πŸ™‚

  32. Beautiful. I wish you health and happiness in the coming year Eliza

  33. Chloris says:

    A lovely shot Eliza.

  34. myplaidheart says:

    Just lovely. We’ve had one nice snow so far where I live. I would like at least one more.

  35. This is breathtaking! One of the rare photos that move me deep within. I see lots & lots of absolutely stunning photos around but once in a blue moon, I see one and feel something stir inside, one that deeply resonates with me and this is one such photo! And there’s something so beautiful about sunlight in Winter. 😍😻

  36. So beautiful! Breathtaking.

  37. Beautiful photograph! Happy 2018!

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