Winter Solstice Mandala by Beth Sawickie

Winter Solstice Mandala

Winter Solstice Mandala by Beth Sawickie

This mandala was created from an original photo of cedar with its blue berries around Winter Solstice time – during the “golden hour” when the sun’s rays make everything glow.

The Winter Solstice occurs around the 21st of December (in the Northern Hemisphere) and marks the shortest day and longest night of the year.

It is the turning point – after this, the days start to slowly get longer as we move through winter towards spring.

For me, the Solstice brings me great joy as I dislike the shorter days of winter – not to mention the cold!  Any step closer to spring, flowers and warmth is a good one 🙂

However – I DO very much enjoy seeing snow this time of year.  If I’m going to be freezing, I’d like to at least see some pretty, sparkly snow on the ground.

What does the Winter Solstice mean to you?  Share in the comments below.

Here is the original image I started with…

Cedar Berries by Beth Sawickie

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Winter Solstice Mandala by Beth Sawickie