Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter Solstice 2017

We were gifted with an absolutely beautiful day today! 
I took this photo from the front deck at 9:15 this morning ... dawn ... the first sight of light!
Actual sunrise ... 9:50 am ... what a glorious sight! 
We took our walk a bit earlier today ... this was taken at 11:50 am ... nearly mid way through the day!  We celebrated a friend's birthday with lunch ... time with friends always makes a day special!
Sunset was at 3:31 ... a total of 5 hours and 40 minutes of daylight!  The clouds had moved in ... limiting the display of color.  But our celebration did not end when the sun set ... we had the kids over for halibut tacos ... a taste from the long days of summer! 

Tomorrow our daylight hours slowly increase as the earth begins to tilt in the opposite direction.  I find comfort in predictability ... sunrise and sunset ... spring to winter.  As a child, I loved winter.  Now that I am retired, I can get out to enjoy this season during daylight hours ... I find those childhood emotions associated with winter remain!  Our days get longer and the solstice marks the first day of winter ... another reason to celebrate! 

Do what you love!  Welcome Winter!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally