Somewhere around 30 people gathered for the Solstice Bonfire on December 21st. This is an annual tradition to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year.

The gathering began with drumming, followed by a welcome and readings. Out of the silence, people added sticks to the fire in honor or memory of those lost during the last year. Others burned sticks to let go of concerns from the past year.

Fortunately the bonfire was warm because the temperature was dropping.

We were glad to celebrate in person on this cold winter night, and hope to gather again next year.