Theodore's World: First Day Of Winter

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December 22, 2007

First Day Of Winter

As this is the first day of winter I hope those of you that live in the colder and snowbound areas have a mild winter. One that you can enjoy and not have any hardships from the storms, ice and snow.

Tonight is the night Nick and I go out to eat and then take the awesome drive through our local streets and roads near our home to look at the beautiful Christmas lights. Then back home a cozy evening, the fire going and for hot chocolate and some Christmas movies. The old ones are still the best.

I love the Chtistmas season so I always hope for cooler weather since we are in Florida, and we have been having just that with 51 degrees in the evening and early mornings. I know for those of you that live in the cold areas this is not cold, but it does feel good here for a change.

I see where a storm is supposed to be coming in for the Northeast. Those of you that live in those areas will be in my thoughts that it won't be harsh and you can enjoy a wonderful Christmas week coming up.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 22, 2007 01:55 AM


Thank you, WT. Winter Solstice; those of the Druid faith, I wish you well.

Posted by: Steve, CLC at December 22, 2007 06:22 AM

Steve this is so funny. I just looked up Druid faith because I had no idea how it related to today being the first day of winter. giggle

Thanks for mentioning it since I didn't know anything about it. I have always loved seasons, all of them, the changes ( being from Illinois we always had real differences unlike here in Florida where it is mostly summer weather). So I look forward to even seeing it listed on calenders. hahahahaha

Have a wonderful day Steve and thanks for your friendship.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 22, 2007 09:58 AM

Today is the shortest day of the year, thats the bad news. The good news is the days from now on start getting longer....Ccccc'mon Spring.

Posted by: Mark at December 22, 2007 01:33 PM

I like to enjoy the four seasons. Summers can be long and bad here in Texas, but a long harsh winter anywhere can be the true ordeal. Still, there is a beauty to the snow of Winter and an enjoyment to the early awakenings of Spring that is hard to beat.

Posted by: TomR at December 22, 2007 01:52 PM

Nice graphic WT. Always glad to see the days getting longer, just thinking of my old workplace that won't see the light of day for another month and then it will only be twilight, did I mention cold? Brrr!!! Civil Twilight 10:50 AM - 2:57 PM Length Of Visible Light:4h 06m, Moon: No Moon Rise, No Moon Set, Length of Day: 0h 00m, Tomorrow will be 0m 0s shorter. Temp: a balmy -16f. Bwahahaha, life is good, I don't miss that place.
I think I'll hit the big city tonight to see the displays too. It's been raining here and 'we' still have more mall stomping to do.:)

Posted by: Jack at December 22, 2007 02:06 PM

Enjoy the drive through your neighborhood to see the Christmas lights. Have a warm wrap and some hot chocolate handy in case you come across Ramadan Rosie roaming the streets in her bikini. She may need it in your cold 51 degree weather.

Happy Winter Solstice & Merry Yule!

Posted by: Les at December 22, 2007 04:01 PM

Here in CT we have the remnants of two snowstorms sealed in place by the crust left by three ice and sleet storms. It never melts, even in the weak December sun, and sticks around until Spring unless we get a long warm spell.

Guys nearby are already ice fishing, and it's cloudy today. The past couple of days were bright and clear, with cloudless winter skies.

It's great, but it hasn't even begun. Emerson said the worst thing that can be said about New England isn't Puritanism, it's February.

The guys are home from Fort Campbell and Bragg, and they're happy to see the winter white. But they can leave, we can't.

Merry Christmas to everyone here from all of us.

Posted by: Rhod at December 22, 2007 05:36 PM

Happy Solstice to you all. While I make no claims to being a Druid, the solar calendar is an essential part of my spiritual life and this time of year is special. It is, in it's own way, a turning of the page, much more significant that the traditional Julian calendar year, it is a time to celebrate the beginning of life starting anew and brings with it the promise of the chance to start again all things that we seem to have lost touch with. An awareness of the natural cycle of things is an important part of all faiths and should be appreciated for what it is, a chance to renew our faith in all ways and in all things. It is a time of peace, both within and with out and, more importantly, a time to reflect on what has passed and what is yet to come. And with that, I bid thee all well and wishes for all good things in the year to come.

Posted by: gregor at December 22, 2007 06:01 PM

Mark, I hope your spring is here soon.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:32 AM

Tom, yes I love the variety of the seasons.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:33 AM

Jack thanks for the link, oh wow yes I need some dark at night just to break up the day.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:35 AM

Les, hahah yes Ramadan Rosie is getting a good ole American Holiday experience.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:38 AM

Rhod, I am sorry about your weather, I had seen about the storms coming in and thought of you in CT.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:42 AM

Gregor, I adore winter so this day has always meant a lot to me. It has always been my way of saying winter is alive and well and let's celebrate it. That clean fresh cold air in ones nose and lungs and the white pure snow covering the beautiful.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2007 12:46 AM

Brrrrr! It looks c c c cold in here!

Posted by: patrickdaniel at December 23, 2007 02:10 PM

Patrick. hahahaha yessss lots of snow. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 24, 2007 01:25 AM