Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Birches and their Neighbors - Day 21

Solstice Sunset

Solstice Sunset  
- a golden winter glow on the shortest day of the year

It's the shortest day of the year, the angle of the sun is low in the sky, the air is crisp and cold and the sunset light is pure molten gold through the trees.
Solstice - it means "the sun stands still" - is the point at which, to a viewer on earth, the sun appears to change the direction of its movement in the sky. Many people around the world celebrate the winter Solstice as the time when the light comes back.
From here on the days get longer, and as the sun tilts higher and higher in the sky, the winter season changes to spring, and when the sun hits its highest point in mid-June, it's summer. And the solar cycle continues through autumn and back to winter again.


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Molten is a good word for it -- looked a bit like magical honeycomb to me, am ready for the light to come back now, not a day too soon!

Mavis said...

We won't see much difference in the length of the days for a week or so, but already it feels better!
Happy Winter!

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

This part of the run always feels like an uphill slog to me. But away we go!


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