Sunday, 21 December 2008

Shortest Day

Frosty Steps ~ Pastel On Paper

Well here we are again at the Mid Winter Solstice, the shortest day, hard to believe that the days from tomorrow will start to 'draw out'. Almost 'Christmas' for Christians and 'Yule' for Pagans. As for the science of it, this explained it to me in terms that even I could understand. I'm reminded of a saying my great-grandfather used to use, "as the days begin to lengthen, the frosts begin to strengthen". He was a seed grower and market gardner, therefore the weather would have been closely watched all year round. I'm left wondering if it means we'll be getting a 'White Christmas'?

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