Tag Archives: Winter Solstice

Word Cloud: WINTERDARK II

Updated – originally posted in 2017  by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In the Northern Hemisphere, we are just a day away from the longest night of the year, and then the sun will linger moments longer each day until the Summer … Continue reading

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TCS: Burning the Clocks (redux)

Good Morning! _____________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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BURNING THE CLOCKS (Redux)

Updated – Originally posted December 11, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series by Nona Blyth Cloud _____________________________________________ The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.  – William Blake

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Word Cloud: WINTERDARK

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In the Northern Hemisphere, we are just a day past the longest night of the year, and now the sun will linger moments longer each day until the Summer Solstice. The tides of the seasons never … Continue reading

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TCS: Winter Holiday Traditions

Good Morning! _______________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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TCS: Burning the Clocks

Good Morning! _____________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WINTERTIDE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The first day of December – three weeks before the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, or the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. In many northern places, winter has already arrived: the summer birds left … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WINDOWS

by Nona Blyth Cloud Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic. ………………………… – Dave Eggers The view from Dave Eggers’ bathroom window is a close match to the view from my kitchen window. … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SNOWBLIND

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s an irony that the things I like best about Christmas are traditions from places where Winter means snow and ice. The smell of pine warmed by glowing lights, carols full of cold Decembers, and hot … Continue reading

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It is Winter Solstice today.

By Chuck Stanley In the northern hemisphere, the day with the least amount of sunlight and most hours of darkness. The southern hemisphere recognizes today as Summer Solstice, the day with most hours of sunlight. The precise moment of Solstice … Continue reading

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