Sunday, December 21, 2008

Solstice Blessings

Solstice Blessings

We live within walking distance of the Lyndale Gardens Peace Garden in Minneapolis.

These photos were taken after a snowfall.

As we celebrate the winter solstice,

The longest night of the year,

Out of which the light again is born

I wish for you

Deep peace of the
running waves to you.

Deep peace of the
flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the
quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the
shining stars to you.

(traditional celtic prayer)


magnetbabe said...

Great pictures! On this solstice I am thankful there will only be more light from here on out.

the walking man said...

Deep peace born of the Spirit that formed all things back at you Gabrielle.

Raven said...

Thank you for the prayer and the beautiful photos.

Peace to you and joy of the season.

Maithri said...

I saw a little boy
in a white cap
sitting on the pier

Little wild feet
tickling the blue
water below him

I send you his

his joy

this christmas,

Deep love my friend,


gabrielle said...

magnetbabe - me too. it's ten below minus the chill factor. brrrr.

the walking man - deep peace from the void back at ya!!!!

raven –angels we have heard on high. deep peace to you and enjoy the kitty antics.

Maithri - how can I thank you for these postcards of summer?

Deep peace of piercing stars.
Deep peace of the crunch of new snow.
Deep peace of the hush of winter.

gabrielle said...

Hello again.

Although I'm not up to par on my pixels, you may enjoy more of the ambience of the garden if you click on each photograph.

Happy winter with all the hidden joy it brings.

Leora said...

This is a pretty garden. Love how it looks with all the snow. We have pit pats of rain going on right now, outside my window.