Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice


According to Universal Time (UT) measured at Greenwich, England, the winter solstice occurs at 5:30 a.m. on December 22. So why am I posting my winter solstice greetings today? Because my time zone of Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 7 hours earlier than UT, so in Alberta the winter solstice arrives at 10:30 p.m. tonight. Depending on your time zone, the winter solstice may occur today or tomorrow.

Either way, winter solstice blessings to you and your family! May the returning light herald a wonderful holiday season for you all! *SMOOCH!*


31 comments:

Plowing Through Life said...

Happy winter solstice blessings to you, too! I'm thrilled that the days will start getting longer. YAY!

Snap said...

Have a *Cool Yule* and many blessings to you and yours.

laurie said...

yes yes , Happy Solstice, my favorite holiday of the whole year!! I even chose this day for my wedding eons ago, magic happens today!

sonia said...

Happy Solstice! There's a gray blanket in the sky and the trees look wise in their nudity... going to listen to the wind today...
xoxo
-S

DEZMOND said...

returning the smooch!

Elena said...

Wow beautiful photo!! Thanks for the reminder on winter solstice...

Makropoulos said...

And happy solstice to you too Debra!

Robin Larkspur said...

Apparently the solstice occurs in New York at 12:35 am, so it is the 22nd, but hell, I'm celebrating tonight! Light the Log!! Smooches and hugs back atcha!! Beautiful photo, btw, and love the axial tilt reason!!

mxtodis123 said...

Solstice Greetings to you, Debra.
Mary

Copyboy said...

Sorry. I'm more of a flat earth society kinda guy.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Solstice blessings to you, Oma Linda

Ricky Shambles said...

Winter Solstice = Winter solace.

Going to have to print off that reason for the season graphic too - would look great at my desk :)

Francie M said...

Happy Winter Solstice, Debra! Wishing you much happiness and good health.

Beatnheart said...

Debra, thanks so much for your visit. Yeah CAnada
en saw eh? Happiest of Solstice to you and yours.
We laughed at your vid of take the gay out of Christmas...you always post the best stuff. Cheers!

Winter Slytherin said...

~Happy Solstice to You and Yours!~

Judy said...

Yes!! Axial tilt is the reason for the season...

A wonderful Winter Solstice to you and yours...

Jane said...

A blessed solstice to you and yours :)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

right back atcha..and I'm stealing that.

Al Penwasser said...

So, basically, you still have time to get out to Hallmark and buy a "Winter Solstice" greeting card for your Druid friends.
Bonus.

Al Penwasser said...

@sonia: Naked trees? I'm going for a walk in the yard and I may not come back in for hours.

Blueberry said...

oh noes! I just posted that same card image right before I visited here! Sync!!!

Happy Solstice!

Unknown said...

"Axial tilt..." OH. MY. GODS. That's a new one to me and I choked appropriately on my beverage of choice when I read it :D

I always celebrate the Solstices on the 21st and the Equinoxes on the 22nd - accuracy be damned! *rebel yell*

Hail to the returning light!

submerina said...

^ "Unknown" - um, yeah. Try "Irmata", silly blogspot.

Em said...

Happy solstice! (And I'm super accurate about the whole thing because of being an astrologer. So I do so appreciate your accuracy. Though as a person, I'm cool with people celebrating whatever they want, whenever they want. Yay!)

pheonix_Dawn said...

Will b celebrating this morning with u I go by gut feeling and my kids are in bed hubby going to wk and I can celebrate with a nice glass of wine well or juice considering my wine opener is at my sister in laws Have a wonderful winter solstice oh and yes btw the axia What she said LOL love it if I was to set that out ANYWHERE round here I would catch hell for it lmao

DWei said...

And a Happy Holidays to you as well. :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I take them when they come, so thanks for the warm wishes. And I offer them when I can, so have the best Winter Solstice, EVER!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Happy Solstice to you Debra.

(So that means it's nearly summer, right?)

Jeanne said...

A Joyous Yule to you and yours! ❤

Love the last picture! :0)

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Great post

laughingwolf said...

and to you and yours, deb...

how do creationists, where everything is perfect, account for axial tilt, an obvious flaw?