Winter Solstice- Tuesday Inspiration

by Lynda December. 21, 2010 3260 views

The word solstice comes from the Latin phrase for “sun stands still”. During the winter solstice the sun is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights. The day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days, leading up to the summer solstice in June.

Druids and pagans (ti) the winter and summer solstices at Stonehenge in the UK.

The stones at Stonehenge are aligned with the sunlight on both the summer and winter solstices. These times told prehistoric farmers that harvest was coming or that the shortest day of winter had passed.

Recent excavations of animal bones at the site suggest that huge midwinter feasts were held at Stonehenge, with cattle moved there to be slaughtered for the solstice celebrations.

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Andarta 10 years, 2 months ago

nice pictures and very good for the theme this week :)

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Zajä…C 10 years, 2 months ago

dainty curtains.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 2 months ago

Brrrr looks like a lace pattern

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Maja 10 years, 2 months ago

Amazing Fotos !

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Darlene Foster 10 years, 2 months ago

Love this!

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Livelovelaugh 10 years, 2 months ago

Love these icy shots. :)

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Jarvo J 10 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic news - the days are getting longer :-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Amanda 10 years, 2 months ago

very nice :)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Liz M 10 years, 2 months ago

frosty and lovely..

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jumiella 10 years, 2 months ago

Frost is a great artist! :-)))

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Helen Hooker 10 years, 2 months ago

Great idea for the theme. Beautiful images :-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Claire 10 years, 2 months ago

very nice !

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Yulia 10 years, 2 months ago

Very beautiful!!!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kate 10 years, 2 months ago

fabulous frosty patterns :))

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Karman 10 years, 2 months ago

what lovely frosty captures, very beautiful...Love the information as well...learn something new each and every day.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 2 months ago

Very beautiful!

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Brenda Nelson 10 years, 2 months ago

Lynda, these are fantastic shots! I especially like the sun glistening off the ice crystals in the first one!

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David Cardona 10 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful!

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Thebronzebow 10 years, 2 months ago

Lovely shot! I love the shapes frost makes.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 10 years, 2 months ago

Very pretty.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brent Mosley 10 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful set.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 2 months ago

Nice.........:)

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