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Thread: Happy Yuletide and Winter Solstice

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    Happy Yule tidings to all! The winter solstice has arrived.

    Tonite the longest night is done!
    Each day forth will bring more sun.
    Though winter now settles
    her cold mantle about the woods and fields,
    drawing sleep around her children green,
    it is the sleep of renewal, of fresh creation.
    Take this rest as you will, prepare!
    The new year fast approaches
    with its innocence like that of an infant
    offering the cup of hope and possibilities
    to all who will dare to drink.
    Let the dying year lay down
    its dark and weary soul,
    leaving empty its vessel
    for the sun to fill with new life and light.
    Tonite the longest night is done!
    Each day forth will bring more sun!


    Happy Sun Return to you all! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    What's the winter Solstice

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    Very nice job PAK! Winter solstice: The planet's axis is tilted at its most away from the sun, and marks the shortest day and the beginning of winter, (in the southern hemisphere this is the summer solstice). Basically means most people are in the middle of cabin fever. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    ugh... I'm so slow today.. nevermind.
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    must be the exams... and all the sleeping... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    So shortest day of the year! This means that each day will now start to get longer, gradually, and the blooms will soon be coming up! 3 months to go! I like California because of its fantastic growing season-- 8 to 9 months. Other than that, California sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Other than that, California sucks.
    Trade you my "lots of stuff to do, but crappy weather" for your "8 to 9 month growing season and it sucks." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    lol Schloaty. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    The solstice means each day from now on we get a few more minutes of daylight! The days will get longer. At first you won't notice much, but after a few weeks you'll see its not getting dark QUITE so early. I love it! Here it is the official beginning of winter and yet step by step we will be heading towards more daylight and SPRING! I think its very exciting. I hate how early it gets dark now.

    So celebrate! We've passed our darkness day! (In plant terms it means the photoperiod will be increasing a little every day...good for the plants!)



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    I believe every day you get two more minutes of light after winter solstice until summer solstice *June 21*. Good greif if you get cloudy day you screwed out of your 2 minutes of light!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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