The winter solstice is a time of ending and beginning. In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

The winter solstice is the darkest day, a time of ending and beginning.

Greetings for the holiday season! Merry Christmas, Happy (belated) Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus! We hope you are enjoying warm, jolly times with family and friends.

Here at In Harmony, we work to connect our practices and our clients’ landscapes with Mother Nature. Given that, we like to pause and acknowledge the winter solstice.

Tomorrow is the darkest day of the year, with the fewest hours of daylight. It is a time to stop and consider the quiet dark and the return of the light, a time of ending and beginning.

Here is an excerpt from a poem by Margaret Atwood.

“…This is the solstice, the still point
of the sun, its cusp and midnight,
the year’s threshold
and unlocking, where the past
lets go of and becomes the future;
the place of caught breath, the door
of a vanished house left ajar…”

Margaret Atwood, Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995


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