Happy Winter Solstice to One and All

Newgrange in Co. Meath, Ireland is also known as Bru na Boinne. It's an absolutely beautiful place where ancient society marked the magic of Nature at the Winter and Spring Solstices. People still flock there today to see the sun rise through the narrow shaft and send a beam of warmth and life into a 5000 year old coffered-ceiling structure corbelled ceiling built into the earth like a cave. Beautiful sculptures and rock (originating far from the structure itself) was built by people long before the pyramids came to be and still we are uncertain of so many things about our own histories.

I hope everyone takes a moment to enjoy the day, the sun, the Life.

A rock at Bru na Boinne carved in the typical Irish pattern:

Winter Solstice illuminates the Mound:

The view at Solstice from inside:


Michael Hawkins said...

Happy Winter Solstice to you, Amelopsis. Beautiful images with this post.

Unseasonably warm in Boulder today -- it could break 60 degrees F, and it looks warm through the weekend, as well.

I prefer more wintery weather for winter, but I won't complain too much.

Many blessings to you for the remaining Holidays and New Year....

Amelopsis said...

Thanks for your good wishes Michael, and of course the same to you. Duddle the elder of my feline companions is butting at the keyboard, so he's also sending good wishes to you today on the Solstice & through the New Year.