A Solstice Promise

“A Solstice Promise”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana


Well, today marks the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. It will only be a few days until we can discern that the days are slowly getting longer and Mother Nature gives us the promise of spring. As I walked about the garden today and was looking at a few buds, I was struck by the idea that even in the dead of winter, there is another promise – of colorful flowers.





So, even though today is the start of winter and tonight is the longest night of the year, there still are signs that there is life out in the garden.


  1. December 22, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Yes winter will give flowers to your southern gardens… lucky you! You would not find that in New England. Just now a land of glazed icy snow with no colors but green, gray and white. We do have lovely sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky… that is something to treasure for certain. Enjoy your flowers and Happy Winter Solstice. Carol

  2. Janet said,

    December 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Great camellias! Happy Winter Solstice you…..a promise of spring to come. I am ready!
    Merry Christmas to you.

  3. December 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Glad you have some flowers upon which to gaze Jan. Merry Christmas.~~Dee

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