The Winter Solstice

Some things seem unchanging – year in, year out.

long road

But it’s a long road that has no turning.

Oglach has written a lovely piece  about friendship,  Newgrange and his attempts to visit it for the Winter Solstice

Newgrange is a Neolithic passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, Ireland. It is over 5,000 years old, which makes it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. The site has many remarkable features, both artistically and historically speaking. But perhaps what Newgrange is most famous for is the structure’s “roof box”, a small rectangular opening at the entrance to the tomb. Every year, on winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, weather permitting, the sun shines through the roof box and illuminates the inner chamber.”

You can read it all here

Here’s what happens at Newgrange, even after 5,000 years

And here’s what Yew Choob has to say about our modern world – same as last year, hopefully not the same next year

Remember: It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness!

Greece, Portugal and Spain have lit their candles.

Will Ireland light hers?


light a candle 2

After today, the shortest day of the year, the dark will yield to the light once more


3 thoughts on “The Winter Solstice

    • hardly got it finished – was still tweaking away when you commented!!!
      PS I may not have mentioned it over on your blog – but i did love your post on newgrange! All our friends and acquaintances should enter the draw for a ticket next year and if anyone wins – hand it over to you . You surely deserve one!!!

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