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 –
One of my new bog challenges for 2017 is to participate in a monthly photo challenge –
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above. This is one of my favourite TED Talks – Cloudy with a chance of joy.
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.
Here in the UK the 22nd December2015 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.
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 »
The dandelion clock is one of nature’s works of art. All the tiny seeds formed together to make a majestic dandelion cock. With a simple gust of wind the seeds can be blown far and wide on a journey to a new destination.