I'm going to celebrate the winter solstice tomorrow night with a group of friends. We will talk about the special full moon, which also has an eclipse, which has not lined up in this way since 1500 and something, I am told! I celebrate with thinking about the return of light that is beginning now, and flowers, and gardening. Do you remember Margaret Roach, who wrote the beautiful A Way to Garden? She has this great gardening blog. I have always loved her writing. And that same voice comes through on her blog. I always force some amaryllis this time of year. They just bring such a festive air to the house...until February for heaven's sake!