Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yay! It's the Winter Solstice!

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. 
While marking the first day of winter, for me it also means that,
after today, the days will begin to lengthen.
As Earth begins her gradual tip towards the Sun,
we will begin to notice the additional daylight
by the end of January.

These pictures were taken a year ago to the day.
A couple children and their mom built this snow family
in the yard in front of their apartment.
Today, the forecast is for rain with temperatures
in the low 50's.  Out west a snowstorm as been blowing
our direction, threatening a white Christmas.


Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

They spent some time and effort on these 3. It has been many years since I made any kind of snowman, though in my defence there are quite a few years when we did not get enough snow.

dive said...

Hoorah for drunken redneck snowmen. Those are magnificent, Speedway.

Chrissy Brand said...

What a fun trio of snow people!

Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Anonymous said...

Actually, Dec. 22, 2011 is the winter solstice. I should know, it is my wedding aniversary - the solstice, as well as Dec. 22nd, but I always celebrate on the solstice because I planned it that way.
Winter officially began in Indiana today at 12:30 AM.