Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Solstice

The First Day of Winter for 2016, December 21. Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, as well as the longest night of the year! Oh, I should clarify…in the Northern Hemisphere. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, then you have to wait until June!

If you don’t think about the actual astronomical phenomenon, or the Northern Hemisphere tilting the farthest from the sun, or the fact that the Southern Hemisphere is now having 12 hours of daylight while we here in the Northern part of the earth are having just the opposite, and pleeese, let’s not even think about Nasa’s research on how the tilt of our planet resulted from collisions with proto-planets and other formation in the solar system billions of years ago! As I said, don't think about those things, just be excited that now the first day of Winter means our daylight starts to get longer again – yeah, well, I know it’s slow, but as the days spread their daylight longer that means, spring is around the corner. (I'm thinking positive!) For now, I’m going to enjoy the beauty of the white fluffy flakes drifting down turning my backyard into a winter wonderland.   

Attribution: Jecowa at the English language Wikipedia 

You still have time to enter the drawing for my Christmas Box giveaway:  

A Christmas mug, a Christmas bear, and the three author's signed Christmas Books: Santa's Pretty Lady, Santa's Secret Gift, Mainland Santa
How to put your name in the drawing, Go to HERE

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may you and your family be blessed with happiness, love and good health.  Judy

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