The Winter Solstice is drawing near.
photo from this source.
This year, according to my source, the winter will officially occur in Dublin at 15:47 , 5:47 p.m., tomorrow December 21. Correspondingly, it will be 9:47 a.m. on the west coast of America, 8 hours behind us here in Dublin. There is a really interesting website showing photos and explaining the winter solstice at Newgrange, a world famous prehistoric site in Ireland. Around the time of the winter solstice the rising sun shines into the inner chamber for 5 or 6 mornings. Some of the photos shown of the 2005 solstice were taken by Anne-Marie Moroney, a weaving friend of mine.
Anne-Marie is also a photographer and author interested in archaeological and mystic phenomena. Anne-Marie and a poet friend, Susan Connelly, produced a book about some of the holy wells in Ireland. She used not only her own…
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