The Turn of the Year

By Vladimir Brezina

I mean, of course, the ancient turn of the year, the Winter Solstice—not that newfangled, artificial New Year on January 1st.

The Winter Solstice occurs today, December 21st, at 6:03 PM EST (New York time).  This year, especially, we look forward to the days finally getting longer…

Winter sunset at the Central Park Reseervoir

… and we are still waiting for our first real snowstorm, which at least for a day or two makes everything brighter :-)

Happy Winter Solstice from us in NYC!

45 responses to “The Turn of the Year

  1. enjoy the snow!
    after days of rain in CA
    i’m looking forward to a paddle :-)

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  2. An Happy New Year from here in Spain. We’ve already been in the new year for 56 min.

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  3. Most especially, looking forward to longer days. If you sleep a little late, there is no day left right now, but soon we can start thinking about spring :-)

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  4. Happy Solstice to both of you! Happy paddling and blogging, too!

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  5. Beautiful scene and have a happy holidays.

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  6. It’s interesting that the Winter Solstice and the December 25 date are basically pagan, upon which we have anchored our Christian celebration. When I lived in New York, the Solstice generally had more meaning than here in California. Enjoy happy holidays.

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  7. I am waiting for a real snowstorm too :) perhaps because living in New York means not showeling the snow off the driveway and car :)

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  8. My family is from NY and I love it,

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  9. Thanks a lot, the same to you :-) I look foreward to the turn to. Lots of rain darkness and heavy clouds here in Denmark. I had to freshen it all up with snowy pictures from 2011 :-)
    All the best,
    Hanna

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  10. Merry Christmas from Louisville, KY…warmer here…but, a chance of light snow Christmas Eve…sounds good!

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  11. Today is it, the hope of the winter, the hope for spring.
    Makes me feel like a pagan, it’s so important that the light is returning, even just minute by minute!

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  12. So beautiful !!!

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  13. A day to celebrate, indeed. And your photo is very beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful reflection – words and image. Happy New Year/Solstice to you too.

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  15. Wonderful atmosphere, thanks for sharing. happy holidays :)

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  16. The snow has stayed more northern, up here off Lake Erie :)

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  17. Pretty good picture! Happy holidays!

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  18. vastlycurious.com

    FABULOUS!! Thank you so much for always supporting my blog :-)

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  19. Wonderful shot! Merry Christmas to you both. :)

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  20. Happy New Year, Vlad and Johna!! Jean & Alex

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