Monday, December 21, 2009

winter solstice



today is the shortest day of the year. sunrise: 8:41 a.m. sunset: 3:38 p.m. it can only get better from here. thank goodness we have all that christmas cheer and candlelight and decorations to ease the bleak darkness. but today, i do feel a glimmer of hope already knowing the light begins to move in the right direction again tomorrow...

18 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wishing you a lovely solstice! I must confess, I adore this time of year!

Lorac said...

I agree! What a difference it makes knowing the days will now get longer!

Char said...

i was just thinking of this

Bill Stankus said...

So far this season's been OK, mostly rain and gray - no icy conditions, no wind storms following heavy snow. Even low snow makes a mess of Puget Sound comings and goings. Icy trees do break apart in high winds and trees topple and then the power's out for many hours often days because our power lines are strung between poles, 1950s fashion.

Montse said...

Julochka !! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a nice week!

CatLadyLarew said...

Happy Solstice, one and all!

spudballoo said...

This is, in so many ways, the BEST day of the year...when the dark turns to light, oh...so....slowly.

marinik said...

what a gorgeous shot J :)

kcgirlgeek said...

This photo is now living on my desktop as my Christmas wallpaper for the year. :) I hope you don't mind. I'll delete after the holidays, but it's just too beautiful to leave here without my family getting to appreciate it too.

The shortest day...ahhh. Some days...short sounds REALLY good.

Grey Street Girl said...

Great shot! I'm so glad the days are going to get longer now. I'm tired of walking the dogs in the dark!

corabela said...

I never realized the days got that short there!!! Wow! I am indeed looking forward to the lengthening days.

The Redhead Riter said...

That is one of the best pics you have ever taken in my opinion. I can actually feel the cold.

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Sammi said...

Not long til summer, and it'll all come around so quickly!

Protege said...

This is a beautiful shot. It only gets better from here.;)
I am snowed in currently in a blizzard, so lets hope it will last trough Thursday, and finally make our Christmas Eve white.;)
If I do not get a chance later on, I am wishing you a lovely Christmas and all the best in the New Year.;)
xo
Zuzana

The Fragrant Muse said...

I have been waiting for this day so arrive so that I can start watching the days grow longer!

Bee said...

Funnily enough, the solstice turned out to be the nicest day I've had so far this winter. I can't help but be cheered by knowing the days are going to start lengthening again, though. I planted some forced bulbs today . . . to bring on the spring.

kristina said...

at last the light is returning. I can't wait!
beautiful photo - as always :-)

paris parfait said...

Pretty, pretty photo.