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.

  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. 🙂

  3. 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.

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