Our friends down the road hosted a winter solstice party to welcome back the sun. It had been rescheduled from Dec. 21 because we got a big snowstorm. Luckily for us, we didn't get very much freezing rain, like they did west and north of us, but instead over 2 days we got 40 cm of snow. Lucky? I guess...
One of the traditions at Winter Solstice is to have a bonfire and, if you like, you can burn something you want to get rid of in your life.
On our way to the fire there was a snow dog.
I didn't really have anything to burn this year but it was fun to have a glass of wine in the great outdoors and keep warm by the fire.
It was fairly "balmy" out with a temperature of -8C.
Looking back at the house, I love the way the light reflected on the trees in the backyard. Here's wishing all my bloggy friends and readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and hoping you don't have anything to burn at winter solstice 2014!