Today is Winter Solstice day, the shortest day of the year when all seems dark & gloomy and the trees in the orchards are mostly leafless and in a state of slumber.

From tomorrow the days will lengthen and the slow but certain arrival of spring will be heralded by the Green Man’s appearance.

Once more spring will defeat winter and light will displace the darkness.The begining of this process will be celebrated in Wassail events all across the land when the tree spirits will be awoken and the dismal British winter will be given a bit of a kick up the arse!

Wassail

image: Holly man

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