A very merry Christmas

 

 —as best we can!! It’s been a challenging and for some a tragic year. It was a hard year for my family and yet Jupiter is about to align with Saturn in a great conjunction of light. I hope this will be a good omen for the New year!! I hope I will be more inspired and get back to more writing.  I hope all of you will be blessed as well and be of good cheer and good will!

my capture of the Solstice or Christmas star

The three magi or wise men were magicians who interpreted the stars and dreams. They knew that the bright star in the sky foretold something momentous and as the story goes they followed it to Bethlehem. No one is sure what that celestial phenomenon was at that time, and yet our whole story is written in the heavens. We are made up of stars.

The Solstice is also upon us, that silent winter dawning that enfolds the earth until the great mother again awakens Persephone. At the same time the light will now linger a bit longer each day. May we all find a peace and comfort in the poetry of the season and may that light nurture the hope within us. – and Let it snow!

As the year ends I’m wishing you all the very best .

Anastasia dreams of the night before Christmas
and of course there is the Nutcracker Dream too



the gift

Winter’s Children

the French Carol is “Il e ne” from the Bells of Dublin Album by the chieftains

 

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Got Mitt Uns – Happy Solstice

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  2. disperser says:

    Hmm . . . I could have sworn I had replied to this . . . Anyway, beautiful composition and a belated Merry Christmas.

    I’m still in time for wishes for a Happy New Year and a better 2021, right?

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    1. I thought you did too!! but thanks and a very happy new year to you too!!!

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  3. ron ulmer says:

    I’m always impressed. The best.

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    1. thanks so much Ron for popping by!

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  4. Lovely! Best wishes, health and happiness to you too dear Cybele!

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    1. Many thanks Julie!!

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  5. Wishing you all the best too Cybele!

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    1. we will make it!

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  6. God Jul, greetings from a Sweden looking for longer days 🙂

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    1. Seasons greetings to you Jesper – thank you for the visit!!

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    2. PS: you have a great blog!

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  7. Sherry Felix says:

    Gorgeous images. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you. Just had my first cataract op and can’t see well yet.

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    1. I hope your sight will be better quickly!! All the best!!

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  8. Anita says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones too, and a Happy New Year, Cybele!

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    1. and many blessings your way Anita!!! May 2021 be better!!

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  9. Andrew Blair says:

    Hi little mouse, it was too dark to see the conjunction of planet shine. They do say that there is a Muslim tribe, possibly bedowins with oral tradition that they have been the Kings. It is said they had revelation in their Charts of a bright star which they followed? Read it in a book called ‘Up the Shining Mountain’.

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    1. thank you for the info Andrew! Blessings this Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

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  10. Sue says:

    All the very best to you and your creativity, Hannah! Hope you have a peaceful Christmas

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      1. Sue says:

        Thanks!

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  11. What a wonderful message of hope and faith, Hannah! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xx

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    1. thank you so much Deb> May the new year bring us all hope!!

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  12. Merry Christmas, Cybele!

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    1. and to you and yours!!!

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  13. Adrian Lewis says:

    Yes, we are made up of stars. Solstice Greetings to you, Cybele – and a very Happy Christmas too! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks dear Adrian!! and back to you!!

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  14. Slainte maith, h-uile latha, na chi ‘snach fhaic!
    Gun cuireadh do chupa thairis le slainte agus sonas.
    A h-uile la sona dhuibh’s gun la idir dona dhuib.
    Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur!

    Good health every day, whether I see you or not!
    May your cup overflow with health and happiness.
    May all your days be happy ones.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Nollaig shona duit, Cybele

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    1. I so appreciate that George!!! You are a friend from afar!
      míle beannacht!!

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  15. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas! Your art has captured the beauty of the season! Blessings, my friend!

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    1. and to you and yours dear Linda. let’s hope the New year brings us some relief!!

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  16. glaucoulcigrai says:

    Your thoughts are always so wonderful! Lovely Carol!
    Wish you and your family all the best for Christmas and the new year.
    Give you a hug, Glauco

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  17. Thanks Cybele best wishes to you too. Delightful moments to you and family. Hope in a serene and joyful year to come.
    Give you a hug!

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    1. and to your Family Glauco!! Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo!!!!

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  18. Ms. Liz says:

    And a merry Christmas to you too! thank you for sharing the beauty and light. Take care, and best wishes for 2021!

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    1. warmest of blessings!

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