January Changing Seasons

Here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of the coldest season of the year. Although we have passed the shortest day, our days are still short and post the festive season, the darkness and the cold can feel pervading. However, we can still have bright and beautiful days. Nature is still at work. We also got a sprinkling of snow for a couple of days. Sharing some of my January seasonal images –

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One of my new bog challenges for 2017 is to participate in a monthly photo challenge –

The Changing Seasons by Cardinal Guzman

 

The Beauty of Sand – Look a Little Closer

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Amazing beach,Wells By Sea, Norfolk
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Beautiful beach huts, Wells By The Sea, Norfolk

The most wonderful aspects of sand are hidden from the normal human eye. For a greater appreciation of the beauty of sand I recommend you check out  Gary Greenberg’s photographs of what sand looks like under a microscope – Sand Looks Unbelievably Cool Under a Microscope.

It really is amazing stuff.

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Acknowledging the Winter Solstice

Here in the UK the 22nd December 2015 marks this years Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. It also the start of the increase in the hours of daylight, until the Summer Solstice.

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The Winter Solstice marks a central part of nature’s cycle. It is a time of new growth, rebirth and renewal. It is a reminder that in order to begin anew, the old must end.

The December solstice marks the ‘turning of the Sun’ as the days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the lighter days to come have been common throughout history with feasts and festivals, celebrated by cultures across the world.Read More »

Autumn Display – embracing the season and bringing autumn into the home

Pumpkin Lanterns

 Pumpkin laterns and pine cones.

I love the changing seasons. It’s one of the reasons I love living in the UK. Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons. It is a time of great change within nature.

Nature and embracing the seasons is a important part of my life.Read More »