Darkest Days then Returning Light
Every year at this time I am amazed by the shortness of the days and the position of the sun in the sky. As I write, the sun is so low that I see its disk reflected in my laptop screen from the window behind me. Shortly it will be behind the trees, and then behind the hill to the west. In the deep velvety darkness of December’s nights, it seems natural to look for the light. Sharing festive dinners with friends and family, complimenting neighbors on their cheery lights and decorations, taking the time to connect with a loved one who you don’t often see, giving food and toys to those in need, attending community gatherings: these are the most precious holiday gifts, the ones that sustain our inner light. Let’s remember to take the time to enjoy and appreciate one another during this busy month, and share a little seasonal food and drink with each other.
|Seasonal Bird Food|
In the non-veggie world we have the beginning of Dungeness crab season. They’re popular for Christmas and New Years, so you’ll find the plumpest ones earlier, like now!
|Our Giant Dahlias Finally Blooming|
|Giant Dahlia at Sunset|
|Winter Rains Make our Creek Happy|
Vegetarian Spinach Salad (with hothouse cherry tomatoes)
Curried Cauliflower (recipe by Mira at Grains & More)