Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's Winter Solstice

   It's Winter Solstice.  What does that mean to you?  It's supposed to be the first day of winter, but looking out the window I'd say winter began a long time ago.  Yesterday we had an ice storm and most of the area schools in the whole of Western Michigan were closed.  Kids were ice skating on the sidewalks and playing hockey in the streets. Today a huge amount of snow is expected, between 6 and 8 inches.

   The winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere means that today this is the shortest day of the year. So if you like to be a positive thinker, that means the days will be longer, with  more sunshine, and that summer is on the way.  (I'll ignore all of the snow shoveling and ice scraping that we have to do first.)

   Now that winter solstice has come,  I can once again dream of gardens, dragonflies, balmy breezes, and chirping birds. I'm so glad I looked at the calendar today!

You might also like to visit my other blogs: An Herbal Bedfellow, & Grabbin' A Bite,

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