Winter Solstice

Sunday, December 21st is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  Officially, it is also the first day of winter.

SolsticeOn December 21st, sunrise where I live will be at 08:31 and sunset at 15:34.  Seven hours and three minutes of daylight.


I have news for you;

The stag bells, winter snows, summer has gone

Wind high and cold, the sun low, short its course

The sea running high.

Deep red the bracken, its shape is lost;

The wild goose has raised its accustomed cry,

cold has seized the birds’ wings;

season of ice, this is my news.


stonehenge1Stonehenge is a very spooky place at the Winter Solstice


pictures by jack collier

poem, 9th century Irish

One response

  1. Nice one Gordon! Great to celebrate such a wonderful, natural, happening with some atmospheric poetry and beautiful photography. Have a great Christmas mate.

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