Tag Archives: Solstice

Shine On, Happy Summer!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Summer Solstice occurred this morning, so we in the Northern Hemisphere are now officially into Summer. Happy Summer, everyone!

(Or, of course, to those in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Winter!)

And, very appropriately for the occasion, Ailsa’s photo challenge this week is Shine

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(Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, 2011. Story and more photos here.)

Summertime!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Summer Solstice has just occurred, so— Happy Summer!

Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy…

(Of course, Happy Winter! to those in the Southern Hemisphere :-) )

Happy Solstice, Festive Holidays!

By Vladimir Brezina

This morning we passed the Solstice of December 21, 2012, otherwise known as 13.0.0.0.0, and we can be cautiously optimistic—I am, on the whole, an optimist—that the world as we know it will continue…

So it seems safe to wish everyone a Happy Winter (or Summer, as it may be) and Festive Holidays!

And safe to respond to Ailsa’s photo challenge, which this week, very appropriately, is Festive

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Happy Summer!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Summer Solstice, and so the beginning of Summer for us here in the Northern Hemisphere, is today at 23:09 UTC (7:09 p.m. EDT).

Summer—full of possibilities…

Happy Winter!

By Vladimir Brezina

This morning at 12:30 a.m. EST, as most of us on the East Coast slumbered, we passed the winter solstice. So from now on, days will be getting longer! On the other hand, winter is here. And it’s predicted to be cold and snowy.

In anticipation, here are some photos from last winter, taken on January 27, 2011, in New York City’s Central Park just after the nor’easter that dumped a record 19 inches of snow there…

More photos from that day are here.