The Solstice Tree

It starts with a corner of our tiny house, cleared for action …

As with all things I gotta have a strong foundation

As with all things I gotta have a strong foundation

Mrs Widds and I would love to have a living tree, but we have nowhere to plant it after the Season, so we ‘grow’ our very own …

OK, it’s not much but I gotta start somewhere

OK, it’s not much but I gotta start somewhere

Usually we put it up on Christmas Eve and take it down on new years day. This year the Solstice called us …

This is fun

This is fun

Each year on Christmas Day the Widder-kin would gather in our house and food and laughter and games and stories would be shared …

Ooooh, I’m feeling kinda stretch-y

Ooooh, I’m feeling kinda stretch-y

But this year we’re having our first ‘just-the-two-of-us’ Christmas since moving here to Widder Island …

EMEGHERD! Lights! I’m glowing!

EMEGHERD! Lights! I’m glowing!

Well, not quite. Around midday we’ll pack up the presents and goodie baskets (Mrs Widds bakes some mean goodies!) and trundle off to a Widder-kin house and have (more) food and laughter and games and stories there …

This is some serious light-age

This is some serious light-age

This year we have time to just potter … and call in the new year when the night is longest … (so glad to see the tail of the old one!)

I’m all shiny and sparkly for the new year

I’m all shiny and sparkly for the new year

And finish off our celebration with some rather scrumptious chocolates …

Now that you mention it, quite a few have gone missing since this picture was taken

Now that you mention it, quite a few have gone missing since this picture was taken

May the Turn of the Seasons bring you the changes you have wished for.

See you in 2017

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34 comments on “The Solstice Tree

  1. A.S. Akkalon says:

    Lovely tree! Don’t let it eat all the chocolate.

    Merry Xmas!

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    A blessed Solstice to you both, a very merry Christmas…and a happier new year! x

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  3. Kris says:

    All the best to all the Widders and animals around.

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely post, I loved watching the assembly of the tree. Wishing you all good things for 2017!

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  5. Jay says:

    Happy holidays!

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  6. M.E. Garber says:

    Peace and joy, to you and yours. May 2017 treat us all kindly.

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  7. Interesting. In our house, we are watching the dismantling of the tree courtesy of three cats who think it’s a giant green cat toy with a pine fresh scent.

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  8. Mmmmmm those chocolates!

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  9. Diana Beebe says:

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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  10. Kalaya T Camren says:

    What a wonderful reminder that the Magic is in the creation.
    thank you

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  11. Heather says:

    Thank you for the beautiful widder – tree story . I loved it.
    Merry Christmas

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  12. Olga Godim says:

    Happy holidays! Your tree is beautiful.

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  13. Cheers to a new adventure around the sun!

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  14. I haven’t seen on of those angels in a long time! We always had one for our tree topper growing up. Hope you have very happy holidays.

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    • Widdershins says:

      The same to you and yours. 😀

      Mrs Widds got the angel for Christmas of 1972! She’s been repaired and taped back together many times. 😀 … when I do the lights I tie a few together so they shine through her wings and halo.

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  15. Christy B says:

    Let’s enjoy the chocolates 🙂 Just finding your blog now and looking forward to exploring it in the New Year!

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