Forty days after Christmas – the birth of Jesus – is February 2nd.
Candles were blessed, there was much feasting to be had,
and the drab days of February suddenly seemed a little brighter.
Candlemas is an ancient festival that marks the midpoint of winter,
halfway between the shortest day of the year and the spring equinox.
“Hawthorn Snow” • digital illustration – Lisa Rivas ©
This photograph of the Hawthorn Bush next door…
… and then a-blazed with some illustrator enhanced flowers,
is my way of creating a bit of Candlemas celebration!
…and them I decided to create a repeat pattern that can be used a festive place setting, a runner?
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.
Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
~Robert H. Schuller