#WQWWC #3: Winter

Winter will officially start in less than a week on December 21st. Compared to California, it feels like it already has in Prescott, AZ. But so far, Prescott winters are nothing like the blizzard shown above. Do you find the sound relaxing? Let it inspire you. I learned that there are ten to twelve hour videos of nothing but blizzard sound videos.

Are you hopeful that the days will get longer, depressed that they are so short, love the cold, hate the cold? Have you been caught ten hours on a freeway? Do you avoid going out at all costs and love staying home by the fire drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows listening to music or watching Frozen?

Do you love ice skating on a lake or river or sledding, ice fishing, skiing down a slight hill or steep mountain? Have you ever ridden in a sleigh with jingling bells or watched fireworks in the city streets. Would you rather be quilting, knitting, crocheting, singing around a piano, strumming a guitar? Did you have a favorite memory from your childhood or from your children’s childhood?

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“Fire and light are traditional symbols of celebrations held on the darkest day of the year. The winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight, and it marks the start of astronomical winter.”

History.com 

Just Released: an astronomical news tip. For the first time in 800 years it will appear that  the two largest planets in our solar system will almost merge in Earth’s night sky. 

“Astronomers are calling it the Great Conjunction of 2020. On December 21 — coincidentally the winter solstice.”

Astronomy Magazine

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My friends in the Southern Hemisphere, and going to have to go to the archives of their photos and memories because December 21 marks the longest day and beginning of the summer solstice.

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Last week in #WQWWC I asked you to guess the author of this quote,

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.    

Samuel Smiles

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Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer. Although he campaigned on a Chartist platform, he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help, promoted thrift and clai…

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant - Promoting Hobby Blogging

9 thoughts on “#WQWWC #3: Winter”

  1. Your mention of December 21 and what some are calling the “Christmas Star.” I hope I can at least see it through the cloudy sky but the scientist says it will be seen throughout several weeks. Let’s all watch for it!

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  2. I enjoy winter, Marsha, especially after living in California most of my life and really only having 3 seasons. I adore sunshine, but I enjoy snow scenes, white Christmases and all the other good things you mentioned. Fun post to read! I hope I can see the convergence of those planets on 12/21!

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    1. Me too! I’ll wave at you watching while I’m watching. I am enjoying the cooler weather, but the sun shines most of the time, so it keeps Vince and me both cheery. We drove into the Prescott National Forest again today – a direction we hadn’t gone before towards Wickenburg. It was so amazingly beautiful, green – not lush like what you are experiencing, but surprisingly in the drought of AZ. We only went about 33 miles from home because we started too late and the road at night would not be lit, was full of snakey curves, no side rails and steep mountain drop-offs. We didn’t want to be anywhere near that road after dark! There is so much to see and do for both of us. New adventures for 2021. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, so much, Michael. I’ll be over to check out your post soon. 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday season. Let’s hope that the vaccine will clear all this COVID up soon. On to a better 2021!

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