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winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

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  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    I love the winter solstice, it is my wedding anniversaryimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,574

    Many Happy Anniversaries Gilly image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Thank you Dove............image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I've got friends coming over later for a drink; I think I shall tell them that they have to dress as Druids with greenery around their heads to celebrate the return of the sun. I suppose that is why we bring green stuff like holly into the house at this time and also why we feast, it's all pre-Christian, from a time when there might have been a genuine fear that summer would not come. Of course, dealing with British weather, that could be a very sensible concernimage But I am not deterred, I shall be planting Aubergines and Peppers in late January. Starting them off in the house and then when germinated, out to the moderately warm greenhouse.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Thanks Verdun. I'm readyimage

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     The "New season" is now upon us! image

    Can't wait! image

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    cut my holly today and give her a good mulch of compost as a thank you image

  • Can't remember the exact wording, but it is said that the cold weather only starts after the winter solsticeimage  & I read somewhere that the coldest day of the year is often 19th January.

    Still got to wait until early Feb for the back garden to see a glimpse of the sun.image

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,574

    Ma always says that if it doesn't snow at Christmas it will snow for my birthday - almost the end of Jan - it's usually does image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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