Winter Solstice Morning Moonrise

Solstice Crone Moonrise 2011

I rose before both the sun and the moon on this shortest day, early enough to catch sight of the balsamic moon rising through the trees. With the sky quickly lightening around her, she soon disappeared into the lighter blue of day. But here was indigo dawn magic, in the predawn chill. The incubating darkness this winter solstice is nearly complete, the darkest of nights, the fertile place of new beginnings. What do you wish to come during the next cycle of the moon, the next circuit of the sun?

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  • Lil 12/22/2011, 5:10 pm

    BEAUTIFUL, Thank you for sharing.

  • Michele 12/26/2011, 9:22 am

    Not Solstice-related, but thought you might enjoy this: Great typographical animation 🙂

    • Cari 12/26/2011, 9:31 am

      This is great, Michele, I love the use of serifed faces for the noble conviction words. Roman caps rule!

  • suzi smith 12/27/2011, 12:01 pm

    Mmm…. i was there to see them both rise too. i love that we see the same moon on opposite sides of the world…

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