Welcome, February 1!
Today is the day that we reach the point halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. Imbolc, or St. Brigid’s Day is the beginning of the Celtic spring and the time when we can sense that the days are getting longer.
So although we have at least three feet of snow in some places on the yard and six inches of new show fell today, we can celebrate that the sun is returning, the time that it is light each day is growing longer, and somewhere under the snow, the snowdrops and the crocus are considering shoots of green and reaching toward the sun.
Which reminded me of a book – The Story of the Root Children, Illustrated by Sibylle von Olfers –