Feb 01 – Mar 19, 2021 Late Winter

Winter is a period of dormancy, a time to restore your energy after a full and busy year. Take this opportunity to slow down, relax a little, and take comfort.

Imbolc

Imbolc is the mid-point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, and observes the increasing daylight as spring is on its way. This is a great moment to think about what to achieve in the year ahead. Symbols: baked goods, winter vegetables, seeds, dried fruit, dairy; candles, chalice, cow, sheep, swan, snowdrops, white, red, pink, black.

  • Light candles
  • Have a dinner with hearty foods
  • Reflect on intentions for the year
  • Take a walk outside and notice the lengthening day

Activities

  • Attend a hockey game
  • Bake a pie or some baked goods
  • Binge watch a TV show
  • Build a snowman / have a snowball fight, if it snows enough
  • Cook soup and roast vegetables
  • Go ice skating
  • Go tubing
  • Enjoy candlelight
  • Host a board game or card night
  • Knit
  • Put together a jigsaw puzzle
  • Soak in a hot spring
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Take a cooking class
  • Take a walk after dinner and enjoy the lights the city puts up on trees in main streets
  • Try new restaurants
  • Volunteer indoors
  • Visit a museum

Events

Produce

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Chard
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Squash (winter)