The Winter Solstice dawned dark and wet and chilly, but the Feet & Forks set off anyway on our planned 5-miler. We were astounded when the sun broke through, casting long shadows from the low sun shortly after 10:30 in the top photo. (No, I didn't set the camera for a black and white photo. That's really how it looked.)
Our good fortune continued throughout the walk, and afterward the solstice sun splashed onto our restaurant table as we took the requisite "forks" photo.
A few short hours after we parted, the sun already was setting. I drove down to the water at 4:30 to take this photo of the last rays of light on the year's shortest day:
Sunrise was at 7:54 a.m. and sunset was 4:23 p.m. That's about 8 1/2 hours of daylight vs 15 1/2 hours of dark. I am SO ready for the turning of our part of the planet toward more sunlight.
|My birthday cake -- I'm almost a solstice baby.|
In the meantime, what better way to get through the darkness than with festive food, cheerful red colors, a lot of candles and little white lights and friends and family gathered close.
Wishing you a Happy Solstice