So dark, but as solstice is past .. the days are getting longer. Slowly but surely and thank goodness. I always find that my energy and motivation run short at this time of year. Perhaps my body is feeling that they day is over when the sun goes down and we just don't seem to get much done. So I am trying to go with that and relax but alas, this also coincides with all the holidays and there is lots of preparation to be done. As soon as Christmas is over though ... I am back to the hibernating.