Monday, 21 December 2009

Mancat Monday- Winter Solstice

Late yesterday afternoon we started to get some snow
from the big storm that hit the eastern US very hard.
This is a part of our deck in the afternoon.

Mom took this picture at 10 PM
We have about 2.5 inches of snow.
Mom hopes it stops soon,hahaha
She says we have enough for a white Christmas!!

See the lights glowing through the snow!!

"The holly and the ivy, when they were both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown. . .

I am the Holly King, Lord of the Waning Year. You may know me as
the Green Man or as the Winter King.
I rule from Midsummer to Midwinter, and my reign culminates
in the festivities of Yuletide.
As the wren dies to make way for the robin,
soon I will bow before my brother the Oak King.
You will not see me again until the Sun once more begins to wane.
As I prepare to withdraw into the deep midwinter,
I contemplate the glowing light of the reborn Sun in my cup —
and in this holy grail, I see visions and dreams of the year to come.

Carry a sprig of holly with you as my token.
It will protect you against fierce winter storms,
and will bestow upon you the focus, direction and
courage you need to succeed in your own spiritual quest.

Fill your homes with holly this season! Deck the halls!
My evergreen leaves and bright red berries,
seen against the barren oaks of winter, will remind you
of the Life that sustains us during the bitterest time of the year."
- The Holly King

Also, today is Tall Son's birthday!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if Moe,Mindy,Bono,Mike & Cookie
will throw a party for him! heehee


One Cats Nip said...

What a fun song! We got about 12 inches of the icky white stuff at my house....EKK

The Devil Dog said...

We got maybe 3 to 4 inches here. Auntie and mom are very mean, they are laughing at all the people that are snowed in, saying it's your turn now.
Sheesh. Do you think they would have some compassion?


The Island Cats said...

You got waaaay more snow than we did! We got what mom calls a "fat inch!" Well, we guess it's finally winter!!!

Busby and Raymond said...

Stay warm over there! Your Christmas lights sure look pretty.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Solstice!

Huffle Mawson said...

We have sun and warm! Come on over!

Forever Foster said...

The lights look so cool under the snow! Very pretty:)

Christine and FAZ said...

We got snow here too but nothing like that. Keep warm and good tidings for the season. FAZ

The Monkeys said...

Happy birthday to Tall Son!

We just missed the tail end of that storm in Montreal, but Mom says we still have enough from a storm a few weeks ago to ensure we have a white Christmas too!

Parker said...

Stay warm Mickey!

Hansel said...

we got about 2 feet my friend- or just shy of it. It was higher than ben ben!

The Creek Cats said...

Brrrr!!! That white stuff sure looks cold!

Happy Purrthday to the Tall Son!

Jasmim said...

wow ! this is a lot of snow

Alasandra said...

Happy Solstice and Happy Tall Son's Brithday.

We loved learning about the Holly King. We loves Holly here. ~Socks

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Solstice and Happy Birthday Tall Son!

We've been told to expect more snow over the next couple of days. We would like it to go away now, please!

Brian said...

That is a beautiful Solstice card and we don't want any of that snow stuff...burrrrrr!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Happy Winter Solstice and Happy Purrday Tall Son!!! The lights look GRRR-8 under the snow!

Ginger Jasper said...

It looks ver pretty, but stay warm and snug.. Happy Birthday to tall son.. Your card is lovely.. HUgs GJ x

Lorianna said...

Happy Solstice Mickey! I love the Holly and the Ivy song. Those would be cute cat names. :)
I wondered if you would get that nasty snow. Soon the Sun will win out over the darkness and spring will come. Hurry up please!
I am glad your check up went well. You are so much like Cody! I hope your sisters are feeling good too.
I was saddened to learn about Prinnie. I called her a little lambie pie kitty...
I hope you all have a peaceful and happy holiday season.
Lots of Hugs,

catsynth said...

Happy Solstice. No snow here, but it certainly was dark early.

We really like the picture with the lights beneath the snow, with the glowing colors spreading out.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I think almost all that I know got the white stuff dumped on them. It is so pretty with the light shinning through. I liked your song and I must say your holiday photo of you is really nice.
Happy Solstice to you and your family.

michico*Adan said...

You have very very cold weather over there!!

Rosemary + Pierro said...

Hello Mickey, you are a good friend.
We got two feets of the snow and it is pretty nice for now. the Washington DC area is not so prepared for snow removal and clearing so we have to be patient.
Yesterday we took Princess's body to Alexandria Virginia to a nice place called Sunset. The drive was not too bad, just some bad drivers making foolish decisions.
today we will pick up her ashes.
I printed out your beautiful tribute and I will make a collage for Lizzie. she is hurting as this whole ordeal is hitting her like a flood. I have had time to rationalize, but I know the anguish she is experiencing. Caesar left us suddenly and it was very hard.

Happy birthday to your tall son. Happy Winter and Merry Christmas

love always

pcat said...

Happy Solstice Mickey! Peaches says stay warm!

Anya said...

I( l;ove your lights
so colorful in the snow !!
We have more snow in Dutch
normal its MORE in Canada ;)

Merry Christmas
and happy New Year
for you all.....

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Halloween said...

Dear Sweet Mickey, Georgia, Tillie and your special person,

Thank you so much for the beautiful and thoughtful Christmas card. I liked it very much. The Food Lady got all misty eyed and said things like, "The CB kitties and people are the best!"

Your blog pics and post make the Food Lady homesick for her childhood place near Lake Ontario during Christmas. But she tells you that every year!

Thank you all for your kind words, for always checking in with us, and for being such loyal kittie and bean pals.

Purrs and paws from your friends in cold, but crystal clear San Francisco,

Halloween and Her People

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Indeed the holly wears the crown! Wish we could grow it here in this is just too hot in the summer and dry. Oh my dearest how pretty the photo is of the snow covered lights on you patio! It shows that no matter what comes, light will shine through the darkness!! It will shine in our hearts again also this time of year no matter how sad we are. I have enjoyed your visits so much of late and all the words you left for me to look so deep in thought surrounded by the snowflakes in your graphic.
I will go back to bed now....don't ask me where I am sleeping or mommy will be upset with me again.
Much love from your wifeycatXOXOXOX

The Cat Realm said...

we love the lights in the snow!
we wish you very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
the cat realm

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

It sure has been cold, even here in Dallas. Hope you staying warm and cozy!