Several years ago my friend invited me to her house to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I got to her home just before light.We lit torches made from the Mullen plant flower seed pod, joined in a little circle in her back yard, said a little pray and then just before it got light we sat on her back porch and we beat on our beautiful Native American drums that we had made and beat in the new light. It was a really nice thing to do and it is something I will never forget.
The clouds were gone long enough for me to see the eclipse tonite. Pretty amazing