Winter Solstice

At the time of the Sun's lowest ebb, the shortest day, the dying sun sets for the last time lighting up the snow clad landscape with a last glory of blood red, marked by the stone called Long Meg.

Near Little Salkeld, Cumberland, England, Long Meg stands with her Daughters about her, a magnificent stone circle with Meg a tall outlier, very ancient and aligned from the portal of the circle with the Winter Solstice sunset. On her side are spiral carvings representing the anti-clockwise shadow cast by the path of the sun from midsummer to midwinter.

But no sooner has the Sun disappeared than the seed of coming life again grows. Tomorrow the Sun will rise anew. The cycle of life will begin again with the waxing year.