Tuesday, December 20, 2011

W for Winter Solstice / ABC Wednesday + Watery Wednesday

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Since Sunday we’ve got a little dust of white. Still remains to be seen whether it will stay for Christmas or not. Probably not. But for now, it does make my world look a bit more wintry.

This year, the winter solstice falls on Thursday, 22 December.

Did you know the date varies? No wonder I can never remember whether it is the 21st or 22nd or 23rd… It changes!

The official time for sunset vs. sunset on that day, this year, in my town (in south-west Sweden), is 8:51 AM vs. 3:23 PM. The photo above is from 19 December around 10:20 AM.

In the far north of Sweden, like Kiruna, the sun literally does not rise above the horizon at all around Midwinter. I have to say I’m glad that down here, we at least have the chance of a glimpse of it now and then.

For ABC Wednesday and Watery Wednesday

23 comments:

  1. What a wondrous shot!

    Wishing you a happy holiday and great 2012.

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  2. It seems Sweden should be completely "Wintery" now. Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas.

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  3. I would have thought you'd have more snow by now! We're having one of the driest Decembers on record so far. Have a wonderful week,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  4. Pretty photo, last year at this time we had lots of snow but nothing yet this year.Jill xx

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  5. That's beautiful.....but soooo cold.

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  6. Lovely shot .... Very pretty with the snow.

    Irene

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  7. Beautiful wintery capture! It does look cold, but so lovely! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  8. Simply gorgeous! It looks like a Christmas card!

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  9. Vacker bild men det ser kaaalt ut! Brrr!

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  10. i so agree with you about needing to see the sun for a little while at this time of year! maybe i could visit further north, but not live there!!

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  11. I WISH you a Great Christmas and a WONDERFUL 2012.

    This Winter solstice is a very important festival for the Chinese. We make a special dumplings. ( My mum did)

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  12. The light is fantastic and the subject matter wonderful! And I'm a tad jealous of your snow!

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  13. Yes, I can't keep track of the date of the solstice either.
    Nice shots.


    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  14. Gorgeous photograph with amazing light!

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  15. Love, love, love this photo. It evokes such a moody feeling.

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  16. it does shout Winter but i sure would like to wander that path i see along side the water. it's beautiful.

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  17. This is a picture perfect winter for me. How i wish to experience such a beauty someday!

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  18. What a gorgeous spot with the water and the snow. This represents my dream of winder. Lovely photography. genie

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  19. Merry Christmas! I love the sun too! Love your photos!

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