Shortest Day Welcomes First Day of Winter

Today is the first day of Winter, the Winter Solstice. The day in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is low on the horizon and we get the least amount of daylight.

The leaves have all fallen. The temperature has dipped below freezing a number of times, but the last few days have felt like spring. Par for the course in the Piedmont region of Virginia.

The sunrise yesterday was something special. Turned the sky red and then orange. The full moon of the 17th was spectacular and still lights the sky.

Hard to believe Christmas is just days away. As a child the wait to Christmas seemed to take ages, but as an adult time flies by at an incredible speed and December goes by in a blink of an eye.

Enjoy the daylight today, there will be more tomorrow.

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One Response to “Shortest Day Welcomes First Day of Winter”

  1. Agreed – yesterday’s sunrise was incredible. I hope your family has a great holiday.

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