Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice!

The longest night has come once more,
the sun has set, and darkness fallen.
The trees are bare, the earth asleep,
and the skies are cold and black.
Yet tonight we rejoice, in this longest night,
embracing the darkness that enfolds us.
We welcome the night and all that it holds,
as the light of the stars shines down.

~ A Sunset Prayer for Yule

Juvenile Red Knot

Juvenile Red Knot (foreground) in the company of a Sanderling.