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Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,819

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

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    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

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  • Perhaps it's just me but it is still awfully dark in the morning and not much better now.  I look forward to getting the shortest day over but the cloud and rain make me wonder if I've got the date wrongimage

    I still have Calendula, Lavender and a couple of fuschias out - the winter honeysuckle and Jasmine too so I suppose I shouldn't complain image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,819

    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 DevonPosts: 15,671

    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 - axial tilt - do we therefore need more fat people or more thin people at this end of the world to tip the balance ?

    Or do I just have to wait a bit longer ?image

    The rain continues to fall steadily here in Somersetimage

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,819

    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

  • Well, I'll try and remember that Paulimage

    I used to have a telescope in my bedroom many years ago - maybe I'll treat myself to a new one and spend the dark mornings trying to pinpoint exactly where I need to place either a fat person or a thin one.  Or maybe I'll just do what I usually do and sit quietly with my book and cup of tea until I can see out of the windowimage

    Insanity is just another frame of mind..........I'm sure someone will have said that at some point.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,819

    philippasmith2

    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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