Monday, December 21, 2020

Happy Winter Solstice

I photographed this tree with the crepuscular rays back in December 2012 when we were still living in the Sierra foothills. Then, a few years later I added the words to the pic to celebrate winter solstice. It seemed like a good idea to repost this photo to remind us of the awesome beauty of our planet. Today the earth begins to tilt to bring us more light, slowly at first but then even more quickly the days will grow longer. We await the return of the light in every way... in our skies and in our hearts. 

Happy Winter Solstice, friends.

34 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo. I just reminded my husband that the days would be now getting longer, though I doubt if we will notice much for a while. It is nearly 8.30am here in SE England and it is raining and still quite dark. We are in Tier 4 so we are allowed to do very little apart from stay at home, walk the dog, and shop for food. No family here for Xmas just us!No one permitted to enter another household.

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    1. Frances-- Yes, the sun returns very slowly, but soon it will be getting lighter and brighter earlier. Much of California is in lock down here, but a lot of people seem to not be paying attention to the rules. Take care there.

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  2. Wishing you both all possible happiness as the new year unfolds.
    (Cracking picture)

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    1. John-- Thank you so much for your kind good wishes. Wishing the same for you.
      I had to google "cracking" to see what that means. Thank you so much for that!

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  3. Same to you! If my information's right it happened about 46 minutes ago here. The days are getting longer. About time!

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    1. Carruthers-- It's great having the earth tilt our way again, isn't it!

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  4. Shortest day of the year -- anything to reduce the current reign.

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  5. Happy solstice to the two of you, may better days come soon.

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    1. Sabine-- Thank you for your solstice good wishes.

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  6. It's amazing Robin. I love it. It gives a feeling of hope (which is much needed right now).

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    1. Linda-- So glad you liked the photo. It's really one of my most favorite ones.

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  7. yes, happy solstice! bring on the light. my days are still fairly long living down here on the coastal plains of Texas but it still get dark too early to suit me.

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    1. ellen-- Yes, bring on the light. Our sun doesn't rise until after 7:00 and it sets before 5:00. We're so happy for solstice!

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  8. What a beautiful photo! Yes, I think we're headed toward "lighter days" both actually and metaphorically.

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    1. Steve-- So glad you like this photo. It's one of my most favorites. Oh I love the idea of "lighter days."

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  9. Second try...though I don't remember what I said before. I loved the tree and light photo. Hope you have joy, health and prosperity as we turn towards the sun again. Thanks for the message!

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    1. Barbara-- Thank you for giving it a second try. So glad you like the photo. Wishing you joy and health and prosperity as we head back towards the sun.

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  10. For some people the solstice is an important yearly mark. Others probably don't know what it is.

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    1. Red-- I love solstice. It's one of those dates that all the people on our earth can celebrate and it has nothing to do with religion or country! Yay!

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  11. That's a great card. Happy solstice right back at you two.

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    1. Catalyst-- So glad you liked the card. Thank you.

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  12. Did not see any of it today, it was just wet and cloudy. Could not get any worse for us or can it

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    1. Billy-- It is such a bummer what is happening in England right now. Stay safe there, my friend, and take care.

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  13. A new year has begun in earth time. It's rainy here but not all that dark and soon will there will be more noticeable light each day. Good to see your beautiful December photo from the Sierra foothills.

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    1. am-- I love that perspective "a new year in earth time..." yes. The light returns slowly. We wait with joy.

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  14. A bright and cheery Solstice to you and Roger. There is every reason to imagine a better year is coming.

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    1. Colette-- Thank you for your good wishes. I love your attitude about the better year coming. Yes!

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  15. Oh that is just lovely, Robin Andrea! Thank you so much!
    Best wishes to you and Roger for a happy, healthy New Year!

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    1. Ellen-- Thank you so much for your kind words. Best wishes to you and your loved ones as well.

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  16. I showed this picture to Leah, and her response was, "Wow!" And I agree. It's a great shot. It makes me feel good to look at it.

    I hope you and Roger have a wonderful holiday and a great new year. We all look forward to better days.

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    1. Mark-- I'm so glad you and Leah liked the photo. It was one of those perfect moments so long ago.
      Roger and I wish you and Leah a wonderful holiday and new year as well. Take care there, friends.

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  17. I really love this picture! It’s kind of moody!

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    1. oldwhitelady-- Yes, it is moody. So glad you liked it. Thank you.

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