The shortest day in the south and the longest day in the north, the Solstice reminds us of the balance in the seasonal cycles.

Because of unforeseen circumstances I have not been able to do my usual weekly blog post. I intend to be back to my regular blogging next week.

I wish all readers a Happy Solstice, be it winter or summer, and in lieu of a proper post, I link to some of my previous posts related to our southern hemisphere winters:

Southern Solstice: Celebrating with aloes

Drab busters: Winter flowers bearing brightness

White Paint Brush: A winter-flowering woodland favourite

Wild Dagga: Cheerfulness in early winter


Aloe in flower with Katydid

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