Winter Solstice

December 22, 2015

BW photograph of trees blowing in the wind

Copyright 2015 Kevin P, Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Today is the Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere), which means that this is the shortest day of the year.  It also the beginning of winter.

This is important as the weather forecasts for the eastern part of the United States call for record high temperatures-and not just for the warmest temperature for the daylight hours, but also the warmest temperature for the “lows” of the nighttime hours.  The above photograph was made in the early afternoon, when the temperature was in the mid-50s.  A lively breeze was blowing, and it had rained earlier in the morning.  It is to be warmer yet tomorrow.

As a result of those overcast skies, the shortness of the day will not be so noticeable.

Take care.

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