Friday, January 18, 2013

I Missed Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice - It's the shortest and darkest day of the year. It also marks the first day of winter. It was on December 21, 2012. And I missed it.

This was taken a couple days after Winter Solstice at my parents' house in Ohio - many a memory on this swing.

"'Solstice' is derived from the Latin phrase for 'sun stands still.' That's because—after months of growing shorter and lower since the summer solstice—the sun's arc through the sky appears to stabilize, with the sun seeming to rise and set in the same two places for several days. Then the arc begins growing longer and higher in the sky, reaching its peak at the summer solstice." - via National Geographic

So what triggered this interest in the solstices?

This song:


Cold Specks - Winter Solstice from Mute on Vimeo.

0:55 - that kick-drum.

I'm late to the game in hearing it. But alas, we found each other. And I'm now passing it along to you. Hope it finds you well and warm this Friday.

I like this version just as much:



Cheerio ladies & gents,

RM

32 comments:

  1. New to me too! Thanks for sharing on this shivery January morning!

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