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Merry Christmas from Oak Trees Studio

Christmas Eve is such a busy day, so it is wonderful to find an hour when we can escape to the woods for a brisk Winter’s walk. There’s no white Christmas for us here in northern England this year, but our little video takes you on a short walk in our woods when they were beautifully snowy. To accompany you on your walk is one of my favourite Winter melodies, Gustav Holst’s setting to Christina Rossetti’s poem “In the Bleak Midwinter”, played on the piano by our son, Will. We hope you enjoy our snowy musical montage.

We wish all our visitors a very Merry Christmas.

Very best wishes from
J Peggy Taylor and all of us at Oak Trees Studio

Happy Winter Solstice!

Snowy Winter sunset

Happy Winter Solstice! 😀

I have always thought of Winter Solstice as the pinnacle of dark nights, after which the days grew longer and the nights shorter … until I read this interesting blog post today – I thought I’d share it with you:

http://timnovate.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/myths-about-the-winter-solstice/

The cycle of the seasons is something I feel very much drawn to as part of my keen interest in nature and the natural world. However, it was interesting to learn a little more about the astronomy behind the Winter Solstice.

J Peggy Taylor