Skip to comments.Winter Solstice 2021
Posted on 12/21/2021 6:34:42 AM PST by NOBO2012
It has come to my attention that today is Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere: the planet’s tilt brings the South Pole closest to the sun meaning the North Pole is tilted away from the sun,hence the Arctic Circle is shrouded in darkness for nearly a full day and the rest of the northern hemisphere experiences the longest night of the year.
Of course that means that today also marks the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights – so yay. And as for Joey and his “dark winter” well, put it where the sun don’t shine.
Anyway, it being December 21st (and happy birthday to my nephew and sister-in-law) that means that there are only 4 days till Christmas and I find myself here in the snowy mountains with no tree, no decorations, no plans or supplies for Christmas dinner and still suffering a bit from the trip, the altitude and the lack of humidity. One simply does not pluck a flat-lander from a state surrounded on 3 sides by water and plop them into a high mountain desert with zero humidity and expect their sinuses not to revolt.
But like a withered flower placed in a vase of warm water I’m slowly rehydrating. The whole house humidifier takes a full day to spread it’s moisture about and I forgot to turn the portable humidifier in the bedroom on the night we arrived and suffered for it all day yesterday. Things are much better today, thankfully, as I have a lot of shopping and errands and trimming and other Christmas tasks to tend to.
So even if it’s not cold and snowy where you are, may your solstice be beautiful, hushed and solemn.
And may your Christmas plans make themselves. Since I don’t think mine will I need to get my butt in gear. Those cookies aren’t going to bake themselves. Especially without any sugar, flour or butter in the house.
Aren’t they cute?
Okay, unless you’re Robin, these cookies aren’t going to get made at all. I’ll be lucky to squeeze out a few Spritz.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Happy “Shortest Daylight of the Year” Day!
From here on out until the first day of Summer, every day (daylight) is getting longer.
Those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere should celebrate this not as the first day of winter but as the first day of spring!
Agreed! The days are just getting longer from here on out.
I like this time of year when you can still see long shadows at noon because the sun is so low in the sky. Walking through the woods is very eerie and silent.
Nice Winter pic. Sorta reminds me of my house, ‘cept that rabbit wouldn’t last 5 minutes with all the bobcats, owls, fox, fisher cats, and coy wolves roaming around here.
Ian Anderson + Strings - Ring Out, Solstice Bells (for the easy listening audience)
Spring 2022 in Northern Hemisphere will begin on:
Sunday, March 20.
and ends on:
Tuesday, June 21.
All dates are in Eastern Time.
Today the season that is starting is called "winter".
As soon as we get some more snow, the snowmobile trails will be opening in my neck of the woods.
After a little more cold, folks will be ice racing, ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, etc.
Some trails are already open at ski areas that are making snow.
The temps are in the teens and twenties right now.
The solar panels are covered in show and producing no electricity.
There is no wind and the wind turbines aren't spinning, so aren't generating any electricity.
The democrats want to shut down every other method of generating electricity.
The democrats want the only method of heating your house and business to be electricity.
Prepare to freeze.
Be ready to drain your water pipes and hot water heater so they don't freeze and burst.
After shutting off the water main and draining the pipes, flush the toilets one last time to drain the tanks so they don't freeze and break.
Buy a few gallons of RV propylene glycol anti-freeze to pour into your toilet and sink drain traps to they don't freeze and break.
If your house is heated with a boiler, either drain it, or better, have anti-freeze in the system to prevent breaking of the boiler, pipes and radiators and/or baseboard heaters.
Buy a lot of blankets, comforters and winter sleeping bags.
You can sleep comfortably at 40 below zero in the house, I did for several years.
Be prepared to laugh at freezing democrats and their plumbing and carpentry bills when after they are too ill informed to winterize their houses.
What a buzz-kill ;-)
After 26 years living in Alaska I experienced everything you speak of and then some. That’s why I consider this to be the first day of spring - hope springs eternal in my befuddled mind...
I dunno, I’ve been keeping track of this since mid-June and it’s been nothing but shorter and shorter days. If this keeps up we won’t have any sunlight at all by next June! Algore warned us, but did we listen?
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