For you, at Solstice

by | Dec 22, 2012 | Uncategorized | 9 comments

 Here at the bach, life is simple. No shops, no piped water, no through roads; and so gifts must be conjured up out of whatever nature provides.
 For solstice, I have made you a basket. Because it’s summer solstice today in New Zealand, little suns dance around the rim.

 and on the inside are berries, for ripening, a feather for the flight of the imagination, and a ‘rabbit’s tail’ to caress your cheek. In the world there have been some harsh events. And so I send you a basket of goodness,

 full of treasures chosen by Mira, little gifts to warm your heart.

 And a fish, to remind you of swimming freely. Here we are swimming or splashing daily in the stream, lagoon or sea, wriggling our legs and squealing with delight.

Finally, I have made you a ball. In the ball I have caught the sun. At solstice, the sun turns. Our peak moment is here, and from now on, the sun will be yours. I bounce this ball across the world to all of you in the northern hemisphere,

where the snow is falling and you shiver in the freezing air, I bounce the sun over to you.
Solstice blessings to you all!


  1. MandaBurms

    Solstice blessing to you too! A perfect gift, thank you!
    Love Leanne

  2. Diana Drent

    Thanks for your beautiful basket, I love it.

    I feel the warmth of the sun directly through my screen.

    I love to swim, because swimming gives me a sense of freedom.

    And Solstice blessing to you too, it warms my heart.

  3. juliet

    * Leanne, thank you for visiting and for your comment.

    * Diana, I’m glad I can send you some sun into your cold season. Swimming and freedom, they go together for me too.

    Thank you.

  4. Penny O'Neill

    I caught it, Juliet. I caught your ball of sun and will hold onto it through these dark days of winter. What peaceful fun you and Mira are having.

    The big snow that plowed through much of the country somehow avoided the immediate Chicago area. Romantic that I am, I’m still hoping for the White Christmas we long for here (and then, a quick melt). Either way, enjoy your summer solstice and our days slowly start to lengthen here with our winter.

  5. Lynley

    How much fun and enjoyment you are receiving in nature with Mira.

    Thank you for all the gifts you have sent us.

    Young children make fun and imagining so easy to embrace.

  6. Hotly Spiced

    Lovely homemade gifts! How lovely to be able to ‘get away from it all’ at your Bach. I do hope you have a lovely summer there xx

  7. RuthG

    Thank you for all the lovely Sostice gifts. Blessings to you as the wheel turns.

  8. Ruth P

    A most beautiful post Juliet! Such love of Life – and generosity and inspiration in your gifts to us. Thank you for this and your constancy with the blog – like the sun’s rays, we cannot know all the places the warmth of your words reach, but the posts are treasure indeed! Wishing you Solstice blessings and a beautifully unfurling new year.

  9. juliet

    * Penny, I knew you would catch it! May the snow fall at just the right time and may the sun warm you from the inside.

    * Lynley, we are certainly having fun, and you know so well how little ones kindle the imagination.

    *Charlie, it’s a completely different rhythm out here are the bach and I’m really enjoying it.

    * Ruth G, I received your solstic sunflowers on your blog too.

    * Ruth P, thank you for your beautiful response, so encouraging.

    To all, thank you for your comments. My dialup has become slower than an old freight train and I am unable to load your pages. But soon I’ll be catching up and visiting again.


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