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Winter solstice

Today, the 21st December is the Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. Finally day length will start going the right way. We’ve had a grey few weeks and have not seen much sunshine. But the sun was there briefly this morning just as it rose about 9am only to be swallowed by a bank of cloud.

Winter solstice

Winter solstice

Wishing you all a lovely Winter Solstice

December Sun!

We actually saw the sun this morning! I think this may be the first time in December that we have had a sunny dawn. I was thinking of our ancestors and how they would cope without light. We are so lucky to have electric lights and warm houses, and yet I struggle with these grey days in the depths of winter.

Sun!

Sun!

I wonder how I would have managed with candles, turf fires, no insulation except for thick stone walls? I think our ancestors were made of hardier stock.

Traditional Irish cottage in ruins

Traditional Irish cottage in ruins