breath of spring

breath of spring

I'm sure, like many of you, the end of a year, and start of a new one, leads to rearranging life.  For me, this usually means obsessive cleaning and purging.  It is an attempt at order, but also, as I grow older, a need to simplify and lighten the load. While purging the other day, [...]

yule log

yule log

Originally a Nordic tradition, Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals of Scandinavia, and other parts of Northern Europe, such as Germany.  The Yule log is a specially selected log burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition. My Yule log was gifted to me on Christmas Eve by my brother-in-law.  He [...]