Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Solstice!

Just in the nick of time!

Today, Dec 21, is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. So it's also the longest night of the year, but at 12:30 a.m. EST, the solstice occurs, bringing gradually longer daylight.

I'm ready, are you?

(Sorry Australia & NZ~ warm weather is turning our way now!)


  1. Absolutely ready for the return of the sun. Happy solstice to you!

  2. Not that we've exactly been socked in here, but yes, I long for the return of light!

  3. Foot. Foot. Foot. I missed Solstice Night.  I have a special ritual that includes running around outside scantily clad...and yelling for bears, so you can see why I do it on the longest, hopefully darkest night of the year. 
    With the "about 2.5 extra minutes" of fog-diluted light I gained today, I'm having a peppermint schnapps and toasting the return of spring. Bring on the light.

  4. Ha - you folks "up over" won't be taking our warmth just yet! There's something like 6 weeks of warmth to go before the temperature turns down noticeably. Something to do with the thermal mass of the earth. Going to the beach tomorrow for the traditional Aussie Christmas sunburn! Have a good one ...

  5. Celebrating Solstice is one of my annual musts. It always boils down to candles and the difference between having them unlit and then lighting them. The symbolism says it all for me. I wish you an increasingly lit up New Year, Pat.

  6. Thanks for the reminder! I'm definitely ready for longer days! The weather in Nevada is much milder than Utah's because we're in the Sierra Nevadas' rainshadow. I love the sunny days but my finacee is wishing for snow and clouds!