Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Candlemas

This year, we got together with friends to enjoy celebrating Candlemas. This is the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. We made crepes for lunch, and then dipped beeswax candles. It was a  lovely way to spend a chilly winter's day. Our Little Nature Nest blog has some nice suggestions for the holiday.The Parenting Passageway also has wonderful information. I enjoy celebrating the progression through the darkness of winter, onward toward the longer days of spring and summer!





If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight;
But if it be dark with clouds and rain,
    Winter is gone, and will not come again.

12 comments:

Joy said...

Happy Candlemas! I think that us N Carolinians might be in for more winter. ;)

Jen said...

They turned out just lovely! We did candle dipping in Dec for gifts and it was one of my girls favorite activities. Always enjoy your gorgeous photos, as well!

momma rae said...

yay! we made snow candles....melted down old candle stubs and crayons and then poured them into a little hole in the snow, making a new candle. we haven't dipped candles yet. exciting to give that a go soon!

i think the prediction may be a little off for us here in wnc! :)

Catherine said...

Wow! You guys are brave to attempt candle making at home with a bunch of children! I hope I would be as brave... Happy candlemas!

Linda said...

Hello Emily
It sounds like you had a wonderful Candlemas celebration:) Thank you so much for your supportive and kind words in the comments you left on my blog, we really do appreciate them so much:)
Warmly
Linda

Nicola said...

This is something I'd very much like us to do next year. We ended up decorating candles we already had with decorating wax.
Thanks for sharing--I'll have to be braver with the kids next year!
Nicola in Canada

Naturalearthfarm said...

We dipped beeswax candles recently as well - such fun.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

Heather said...

Looks like you all enjoyed a very special day. Thank you for the links, they look like great resources.

jane said...

what a great idea. and those candles came out fantastic! warm hugs-jane

Tan Family said...

Love your precious, dipped candles! We read the same poem that day. Wonderful. :)

Lisa Anne said...

Beautiful! It is so nice when we can gather with others to celebrate the turning points of the year.

gardenmama said...

it is always so beautiful to visit you in this space. it looks and sounds like a beautiful day!