Song of the Winter Solstice . . .
Â December’s Cold Moon Sets at Dawn, Slipping Beyond the Snow-Covered Conifers
Although her icy chariot swept across New England a bit early this year, Winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 10:11am ET today, or December 21 at 17:11Â UTC. Â While the shift is slight at first —mere minutes added to each day— slowly, the increase in sunlight will become more and more noticeable; welcome change indeed.
On this shortest day and longest night, I like to celebrate the change in seasons with a special cocktail toast by firelight. How will you mark the Winter Solstice this year? Find facts about the shift in seasons on EarthSky.com, here.
Â Find The Krampus, a Winter Solstice Cocktail Recipe, Here.Â
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2 Replies to “Song of the Winter Solstice . . .”
Happy Solstice Michaela!
How did we mark it? Digging, scraping, sanding & chopping (out, that is; )
Hope you receive (just; ) enough of everything you need in the New Year. oxo Deb
Happy Solstice & Happy New Year, Deb. Thank you for your friendship and for your wonderful comments throughout the year. May 2014 bring you health & happiness. xox M
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