Thursday, December 21, 2006

Celebrating the Solstice

The Earth at the start of the 4 (astronomical) seasons as seen from the north and ignoring the atmosphere (no clouds, no twilight). Image thanks to Wikipedia.
Tonight is the longest night of the year. Today (21st) and tomorrow are the shortest days. Now this, in my opinion, is worth celebrating. So Val and I are opening a bottle of cava later this evening to drink in the real New Year; the astronomical new year. Why don't more people celebrate this truly significant event?

From now on, we'll be looking out for early signs of Spring and beginning to plan - with Jill and Mike - what crops we'll be sowing and when for your boxes and bags in 2007. Happy Solstice!

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