I pack away the Christmas decorations, though I do leave out some red candles, and a pine cone candle, and my believed crystal tree holder. I can't put everything away. If it weren't for the New Year, I suppose everything would just accumulate, but this way there is a conscious change. The egg nog mugs and bowl go back into the closet, along with the Christmas plates, mugs, and napkins. I choose a new Burgundy tablecloth for the richness of New Year's Eve.
I am also watering and fertilizing my indoor and some outdoor plants. We prepare for nurturance and birth.
This day - Holiness sprinkles through the air - I can't see the stars through the gray and I know they are there.
Jeff and Jan gave me solar powered pagoda lights for Christmas. We planted them today, and I placed one next to deer poop. I am hoping the eerie light will scare the deer away from eating my Bay trees. There are three trees, and two keep trying, though they are sadly nibbled.
May we all reach with all our leaves this year no matter how many deer think we are the best of food.
Tonight we burn our Yule Log! Hooray! It heralds the beginning of the New Year!!!
Happy New Year to All!!