Midwinter

picking up dog poop
a light dusting
of snow

We got a surprise light dusting of snow overnight as I discovered when I woke. Yesterday was Candlemas or Groundhog Day, so we’re half way through winter, and I thought that having a bit of snow along with the chirping of birds was timely reminder of the midpoint. It seemed like a mixing of winter and spring, or looking back and forward. 

6 thoughts on “Midwinter

  1. Being on a different ‘calendar’ I’ve never heard of Groundhog Day as Candlemas.
    The date isn’t highlighted as Candlemas on the secular calendar desk blotter I have.

    Interesting to read that Candlemas celebrates three things.

    It’s been fairly snowless here. At the moment it is 31 F and cloudy.

    • I’m more familiar with Candlemas as one of the terms in the British school year, but I suspect it was originally designed to give Christians a substitute for the pagan festival of Imbolic. Anyway, a friend wished me happy Candlemas as the mid point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. As always, thanks for stopping by.

  2. I’d never heard of Candlemas before. This is definitely a time of year when people start looking forward to spring, though. It will be here before we know it. 🙂

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