A visual journal

Candlemas Eve


Tomorrow is Candlemas Day, also known as Imbolc, Oimelc or St. Brigid’s Day.

It is cross quarter day.  Half way between the shortest day;- the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.

Imbolc is a festival of light, which celebrates the growing power of the sun, and the awakening of the land.

And so the Year Turns

8 responses

  1. Even though it’s almost Imbolc, winter still seems technically interminable for us, because the spring doesn’t become pleasant until May…but I love that the days are getting longer. WE’ll make it. Especially since some of your compatriots and some milder US gardeners are starting to post snowdrop pictures…

    February 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  2. Mmm, lovely picture. Under a couple of feet of snow here at the moment, but with some seedling coming up on the window sills I am beginning to think that there might be a Spring at the end of this somewhere…

    February 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

  3. Well it looks like the sun is trying its best to break through in your picture. Good luck to it!
    The sea looks unusual (unless it’s actually a vast snowy wasteland!)

    February 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm

  4. Jodi and Amanda, I dont think I would survive living where you guys do.
    Although we are forecast snow for tomorrow.

    Easy gardener – the sky was really unusual – which is why I hopped down to the beach – the light this evening was really strange – so I did take a few pics – but it was bitterly cold there – I will join you in your hibernating mode 🙂

    Thanks for visiting

    February 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  5. This is just a lovely picture!

    February 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm

  6. Magestic picture! Thanks for sharing!

    February 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

  7. Dobby

    If you had told me what day it was, I would have insisted that we went for a walk this afternoon however cold it was! We had a small flury of snow on my side of the bay when I got home. Only lasted 10 mins fortunately.

    February 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm

  8. I think it’s like a tonic just to know we’re half way there! And you can certainly see a difference in the length of the days. All reasons to hope that spring is not too far off.

    February 2, 2009 at 4:19 am

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