Winter Solstice #2 in the Northern Hemisphere
Today is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and from now on the days start getting longer, incrementally, as in a second or so each day.
Back home in Australia it is the longest day of the year – and what a summer it’s been already downunder. We are reeling whenever we hear or see the news about the bushfires, smoke and extreme heat. It couldn’t be more different over here in England with so much rain and green everywhere.
We woke up in England this morning, after a lovely week in Hungary staying with our Rotary Youth Exchange student Anna and her family. Their hospitality and generosity were humbling and we loved seeing their country through their eyes. I will try to write a post to share some of my photos in the near future. Suffice to say it is a beautiful country and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
This photo was taken this morning as the sun rose at 8.14am – I haven’t edited it in any way, it really is that green over here!
Winter solstice #1 in the Southern Hemisphere
Back in June we were visiting our youngest daughter in Queensland and on the day of the winter solstice we were in Noosa. I took this shot and couldn’t help commenting that it didn’t really feel like winter at all – we even went swimming! You can read more about the day in my posts – Listening to the stillness of the winter solstice
Which winter solstice would you prefer?
A new decade is around the corner
As we head into the final straight towards Christmas and the New Year, I wish you all the best and hope you can find some stillness in your days.
I have no real plans for my blogging so will probably just continue plodding along as I have been. It suits me not to be too organised!
I do have a word of the year in the back of my mind so will probably write more about that in the next little while.
In case I don’t get to write again this year, please take care of yourselves! Thanks for all your support and comments, I really appreciate having you all in my world.
Love Deb xx
Linking up with Denyse for the last #Lifethisweek for the year – thanks so much Denyse!
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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