Happy Solstice everyone! Shortest day of the year. First day of winter. And most important to me, the days start getting longer now. I really don't mind the darkness -- I love starlight and being much more aware of the phases of the moon than I am in the summer -- but I like the whole cycle of it all, the knowing that spring will follow winter the way it always has and I all have to do is open myself to it happening.
I actually took this photo yesterday morning. The sun didn't come out all day today, so this is as close to a solstice sunrise as we're going to get.
I saw a beautiful Barred Owl sitting on a power line near our house this afternoon.
Today I sent the second of my two short stories based on writing prompts to Dreamspinner. I have had so much fun writing them! It was great to be back in James's and Ambient's heads and have a little peek into their future. They will be posted as free reads on the Dreamspinner blog in January to coincide with the release of Natural Instincts. So keep all that in the backs of your minds as a little something to look forward to after the holidays.
Kind of like spring.