365 days of gratitude

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.

At 10:07 tonight NZ time, the sun will be at its northern most point.

Tomorrow won’t be noticeably lighter and we often get more wintry weather after the solstice than before it.

But day by day the days will be getting lighter and I’m grateful for that.

One Response to 365 days of gratitude

  1. Gravedodger says:

    This year has been notably dreary during the first weeks of June, sunshine struggling to average an hour a day.
    I recall in a previous life, farming at Waipara in the heart of what is now Grape country, June was noticable for fine frosty days with brilliant sunshine to follow and during our decade there a week of light NW weather that enabled our extensive acerage of lucerne to be sprayed for grass and weeds while the lucerne was dormant, frost and dew free.
    We were also able to drill wheat into ploughed ground without further cultivation.
    This winter in paradise, our carrots are in a paddyfield!

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