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Old 12-22-2013, 03:40 AM
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Default Winter Solstice Today

Is it being celebrated by anyone else here today?




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Old 12-22-2013, 05:10 AM
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Well, I'm celebrating that its over.
While I like winter as a season, I prefer long days, sunshine, and this is the shortest.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:25 AM
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Is it being celebrated by anyone else here today?
No mate. We usually wait until winter to make anything of it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:31 AM
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Well, I'm celebrating that its over.
While I like winter as a season, I prefer long days, sunshine, and this is the shortest.
The turning point - days get longer from here.

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No mate. We usually wait until winter to make anything of it.
Ha ha - Forgot to say Aussies don't count. You guys down there got another half year to go, I guess. So - it's around the summer solstice in Australia?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:50 AM
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So - it's around the summer solstice in Australia?
Yeah mate. That's how it usually works. :-)

Although, it was yesterday. It's now tomorrow Downunder...........(damn you international date line!!).
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:54 AM
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Snow and ice storm up here right now.

But summer's not far away now - LOL.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:01 PM
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Is it being celebrated by anyone else here today?
Yep,my older daughter's birthday! :) Eight years ago it was THE LONGEST day in my life. lol
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:28 PM
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Not celebrated - just marks the beginning of the really shitty weather :( Lighter days are welcome though.

Funny how long the dwell period is before the weather/temperatures catch up to the light hours.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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And Thank God for it.

I was getting so sick it being dark when I get to work, and then being dark when I leave. Hardly seeing the sun doe really wear on you after awhile. My plan for retirement is to definitely spend the bulk of the winter months some place WARM.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:25 PM
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The turning point - days get longer from here.



Ha ha - Forgot to say Aussies don't count. You guys down there got another half year to go, I guess. So - it's around the summer solstice in Australia?
No, we're actually six months ahead of you.

This is the 2013 winter solstice, right? It's a distant memory to us. Can barely hear my typing over the roaring of the cicadas.

At least the drop bears sleep a lot during the heat so it's safe to go outside.

Well, safe from drop bears. We still need to watch out for deadly spiders, snakes, crocs, sharks and octopus though.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:47 PM
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It's probably the day of the year I look forward to most. 15 minutes' more daylight a week, countdown to spring. When the ground temperature reaches 6 degrees C, the grass will start growing again.

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We still need to watch out for deadly spiders, snakes, crocs, sharks and octopus though.
Haga, you've just reminded me of my last holiday in Oz. I texted my brother to report: "There's no water in the pool, there's no water in the bath, there's no water in the loo, and there's only a bleedin' lizard in the bidet."
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:59 PM
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Yep, summer solstice here. Always hot at this time. Last night it was still 30C (about 86F) at midnight. Looking forward to autumn!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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Haga, you've just reminded me of my last holiday in Oz. I texted my brother to report: "There's no water in the pool, there's no water in the bath, there's no water in the loo, and there's only a bleedin' lizard in the bidet."
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:36 AM
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Well - since there's mostly Australians here, I guess I should have asked if anyone is celebrating the Summer Solstice.

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Old 12-23-2013, 04:11 AM
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Even in this thread you northerners outnumber Aussies 6 to 3. After visiting Europe I'm thrilled to be outnumbered. I will never forget the sight of the hordes pouring into the station at Picadilly circus...
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