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22/12/2014

Winter solstice



The winter solstice is celebrated around December 21 (in the northern hemisphere) since 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar.  (Actually, Sweden and Finland adopted the new calendar only in 1753.)


Winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year.


From this point on, the days will get longer...


... and the light will come back!


Hurray for Spring!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of winter. Yesterday (Solstice) was a very dark day around here with rain and clouds. Today is brighter already and I can fool myself into thinking that there is more light.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie! Merry Christmas!

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  2. I am so pleased to meet you! Your Winter pics are just gorgeous! Thank you for visiting me and I have so enjoyed visiting you! Christmas Blessings! Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Lumi ja Joulun odotus saivat minut intoutumaan ja laittamaan postauksen. Lunta näkyy olevan sielläkin ja mikä riemu, päivä rupesi pitenemään, JEE!

    Hyvä Joulua toivottaapi Kyllimarjaana

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    1. Kiitos, Kyllimarjaana! Hyvää joulua!

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  4. Such lovely winterphoto,s.
    Merry christmas.

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    1. Thank you, Riet! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Not to hurry spring, but more light - especially sunlight would be welcome.

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    1. Thank you, Judith! Merry Christmas!

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  6. How beautiful! I'm glad the days will be getting a little longer. Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Oh my, how cold it looks. Here it is coolish, but not horribly so. Wind. I hate wind. But probably not a white Christmas. I am so glad that we discovered each other. Thanks for dropping by the Garden Spot. It will be fun to see Finland in the summer. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Wonderful snow pictures. Should like to have snow with Christmas, but no again not this year.
    Wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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    1. Thank you, Janneke! Merry Christmas!

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