The second Light of Advent It is the Light of plants:
Plants that reach up to the sun And in the breezes dance.
The 2nd week of Advent is the Festival of Plants.
We go outside and gather new greens to freshen up our wreath and to add around our home.
We add pinecones, moss, nuts and anything else that would represent the plant world and add it to our Advent wreath.
This week is also the week St. Nicolas and while we dont celebrate that day in particular we do make it a point to mail our letters to Santa this week.
We light our 2nd candle on our wreath and have a moment in the afternoon to settle in around the table with a mug of homemade hot cocoa with fresh whipped cream.
THE LITTLE PLANT
In the heart of a seed,
buried deep, so deep,
A dear little plant
lay fast asleep.
‘Wake’ said the sunshine,
‘And creep to the light’
‘Wake’ said the voice
of the raindrops so bright.
The little plant heard,
and it rose to see
what the wonderful
Outside world might be.
-Kate L. Brown