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Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  sfg4uKim on 12/21/2013, 5:09 pm

Is anyone else celebrating the fact that the days will be getting longer now?

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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  sanderson on 12/21/2013, 5:20 pm

Absolutely!! I was thinking the same thing wondering around the garden with my 2nd cup of "cafe".
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  plantoid on 12/21/2013, 5:35 pm

I am .......
The winter solstice is the start of my gardening year as something's start to waken to the phase of the nearest full moon , veg & flower  beds are sometimes clear & the new compost goes in to sort itself out and bring on the worms
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 Today I went into the glasshouse & had a look at the geraniums I've taken out the beds and set in fairly dry MM . I had to remove lots of dead leaf and prune a few dying stems how ever  most of them are showing signs of new growth .


 I also walked around our small ornamental garden pond 10 foot x 20 foot area inc a pumped waterfall . As I got near the big oak I noticed that the hazelnut had loads and loads of 1.5 inch long catkins on it and that there is a seven foot all skinny white flowering shrub in full bloom . Neither of them were there this time last week . In the front flower beds I have quite a few over wintering pansy in strong bloom , the crocus are also well into sending up their leaves.
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Post  boffer on 12/21/2013, 5:43 pm

You betcha!  I look forward to this day even more than Christmas.

I used to be bothered by S.A.D., so my wife bought me an expensive full spectrum light to sit in front of 30 minutes a day.  But the glare was too strong, and I couldn't read, use the computer, or watch TV, so I quit sitting in front of it.

Now I use the light to grow lettuce indoors during winter!   Razz
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  sanderson on 12/21/2013, 6:21 pm

My SAD weather is usually in Dec-Feb when we get fog, sometimes deadly fog. Follows a rain when the sun shines a couple days. Big freeway pileups. But I plan to visit Audrey above the fog line to bring a spring to my step.
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  camprn on 12/21/2013, 7:09 pm

@boffer wrote:You betcha!  I look forward to this day even more than Christmas.

I used to be bothered by S.A.D., so my wife bought me an expensive full spectrum light to sit in front of 30 minutes a day.  But the glare was too strong, and I couldn't read, use the computer, or watch TV, so I quit sitting in front of it.

Now I use the light to grow lettuce indoors during winter!   Razz
 Very Happy +1 Me too, except for the wife part.

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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  Kelejan on 12/21/2013, 7:39 pm

I also look forward to the Winter Solstice; maybe it is just in my head, but now I can count on a minute or two more light each day. It lifts my spirit.  Very Happy 
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  jimmy cee on 12/21/2013, 11:11 pm

I agree, the down hill slide is all over for this year, all up hill from here.
That's of course as long as the Yellowstone volcano doesn't blow....
I wonder if I'll notice the extra daylight tomorrow ?
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  Judy McConnell on 12/22/2013, 9:04 am

My housemate doesn't see the importance of the solstice, but I certainly do - I "feel" the days getting longer - imagination, true - but still! Very Happy
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Re: Happy Winter Solstice!

Post  Goosegirl on 12/22/2013, 9:25 am

I just love the fact that it is the turning point heading for spring and GARDEN!!!

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