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New Solar Year

Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

Maybe I'm being a bit overly optimistic here , but four-days into the new Solar Year and there already seems to be a change in the intensity of daylight .

Bulbs and Hellebores are growing strongly ; things are on the move again .

Lets all hope it stays fairly mild !image


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I always feel more positive once the Solstice is passed.  image

    Heading for the New Year's Day Flower Count now, it won't be a huge as last year after the snow and frost but shouldn't be too bad

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    Due to axial tilt , the mornings will continue to get darker for a while , but the evenings are beginning to extend .

    I've some Hellebores in flower now , plus the diminishing Schizostylis are still putting on a brave show .

    We've had a dry day today with moderate sunshine (E.Lincs.) ; think we've all had enough rain for the time being image !

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Sounds good Paul hope you’ll take part in the New year Flower Count thread.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    Maybe an equal distribution of fat around the world would negate axial tilt completely .

    Food for thought here :- When you're in bed awaiting dawn these mornings , remember (and it's a difficult thought to ingest) , that every portion of the earths surface receives exactly the same amount of sunlight per year !! ; although in varying degrees .

    No , I'm not insane , this is just another result of 'axial tilt' . image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143


    Happy New (calendar) Year !!

    Hard to accept that for example :- Hull receives the equivalent amount of daylight as Havana in Cubaimage , whilst we in sunny Lincolnshire rival Los Angeles .

    It's a mad (or maybe insane) world image .

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