Today is a spiritual day, the darkest day of the year. This is the first time I am spending a Solstice/Christmas as a married lady! So I have a lot to be grateful for this holiday. I remember a lot more snow on the ground last season, it was up to my waist and now there's only a few patches here and there. I got the deer for this Yule tree because it seemed to tell a little story--and although we celebrate the season and the spirit of the holiday, we are not denominational--we have a tree and it was looking a little bare underneath so I arranged this tiny tableau to make it look like the two deer were resting, and safe, under a tree like they like to do in the wild--mostly in the summer. And that's what Solstice is, a reminder that the Holly King has gone to sleep, and though the days seem dark now, Light and Summer always come back.