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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Happy Solstice!
« on: December 22, 2011, 09:32:19 am »
Well, today's the shortest day, so from tomorrow, the nights start drawing out albeit almost imperceptibly slowly.

It's a beautiful day here today - mild, blue sky and the sun is shining - we are so grateful for the good winter we've had so far.

I'd like to wish you all a Happy Solstice and all the very best for the coming year  :thumbsup:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 09:50:26 am »
Happy Winter Solstice too Rosemary  :)

We've got one of those 'lazy cloud' days, ie they won't get up off the floor. But days lengthening again is definitely worth celebrating  :)

Victorian Farmer

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Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 10:05:04 am »
Yes it's very good news  just need the new Yerevan naw then spring

ellied

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Fife
    • Facebook
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 12:55:34 pm »
One day I certainly look forward to and celebrate :)  Bring on the precious extra minutes of daylight :D

Happy Solstice all
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Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 03:29:20 pm »
Spring is on its way.  Yaaaay!   ;D

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011, 07:07:52 pm »
We celebrate the Solstice with a meal of all home produced food (which is cooking as I write  :yum:) and we bring in a new yule log and burn the old one from last year.  We also mull over what we did right and wrong over the last 12 months and start planning for the next twelve.
I have been unwell for the past 5 months, so I am hoping this will be the turning point and with the lengthening days I will start to improve.  Today I got outside for one of only a handful of times recently - it was lovely  :thumbsup:   I know I am not the only one on here who has been unwell, and who has had to cut back on animals and activities because of poor health - so I wish all of you a wonderfully healthy and happy year to come, starting from today with increasing daylight, which is always a boost  :bouquet:
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knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 07:13:13 pm »
Happy Solstice everyone.  :wave:

And a big HUG to you Juliet. I hope you get back to full fitness much faster than the days get longer.  :thumbsup:

Here's to a great year ahead

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

deepinthewoods

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Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 07:20:34 pm »
Howlsav an Gwav lowen

(happy winter solstice in cornish)

Stonehead

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    • Musings from a Stonehead
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 07:54:37 pm »
This morning, I spent half an hour photographing the solstice sunrise behind the neolithic Stonehead Circle that stands opposite our croft.

My favourite image from the shoot is below, the rest can be seen on my blog.



« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 08:00:49 pm by Stonehead »
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 08:01:03 pm »
Lovely photo  ;D

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 08:52:28 pm »
:thumbsup:  :) to everyone :)
Little Blue

knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 07:15:09 am »
Great picture(s) Stonehead  :thumbsup:

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 12:13:44 pm »
What a great photo and a wonderful place to live  :)

Thank you for the hug Ian - I needed that  :wave:

So now the days are getting longer - I'm sure I can feel the difference  :D although the rain is coming down.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 03:03:53 am »
A happy new year to you too Rosemary :)

I've had enough already, having more sunlight will be sure to sort it all out :)

I'm soooo sooo glad weve gone beyond the darkest day - I work with the aminals here (and have no kids) so having the phone ring at 8.30 in the morning when its dark is a nightmare.


I  dont like darkness :( - loose motivation.

Though as Stonehead has pictured - its a crazy time, and beuatiful. Blessed we are.

Baz

Norfolk Newby

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • West Norfolk, UK
Re: Happy Solstice!
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2011, 02:59:21 pm »
It's good to get past the solstice. However, it is easy to think that Spring is here, forgetting that  - for me - the worst 3 months of the Winter are about to start.

Last Winter made it clear that it can still be horrid. This year, December has been mostly mild and relatively dry.

I live in Norfolk and a really wet Winter would be appreciated. I know your folk up north have had a lot of rain (the lunchtime weather forecast said something like 1.8 metres this year in Scotland!!). However, we have had very little and are expecting a draught order to start any day.

We have just had one of the warmest years every recorded here with similar recording equalling if not breaking Christmas and New Year's days. But I keep thinking back to December 2010 so anything is possible.

Novice - growing fruit, trees and weeds

 

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