Monday, December 21, 2009

Here Comes The Sun...

Solstice Eve Sunrise
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2009 jim otterstrom

Looking east from the frozen shore of Stanfield Marsh yesterday morning at 6:39.

Peggy and I are heading out with the dogs in a few minutes to see what our world looks like this morning, on the shortest day of the year.

Tomorrow the days begin lengthening again.



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Blogger Madcap said...

Happy Solstice to you both. I'll think of you when I light my candles.


7:53 AM  
Blogger tansy said...


happy solstice jim and peggy.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Mary Anne said...

Dogs? Plural? Does Dallas have company?

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


I was thinking of you when we lit ours at 9:47 yesterday morning.



Thank you, it was one of those moments in time where you're completely immersed in the beauty of the world, and, in order to share it, all I had to do was push a button.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Mary Anne-

We've been dog-sitting our grand-dog, Jamie's Daisy, for the past several months until Jamie gets settled in Santa Barbara with her own place.

I'll e-mail you a picture or two.



4:24 PM  
Blogger David said...

bring on the longer days

5:36 PM  
Blogger gfid said...

solistice blessings. i think of these days as 'the beginning of the beginning of spring'. still many desperately cold, dark days left of winter, but each one is a little brighter than the last.

10:29 AM  
Blogger durogante mudhoppers said...

Belated Happy Solstice to you, and thank you for stopping by on our blog. We shall add ourselves as followers on yours so we can keep up with your adventures.
Ledger and Morgaine.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

A happy belated Winter Solstice to you. I stumbled upon your blog because I found the picture of the leaf on the sidewalk -- what a fine photo. Wonderful commentary, you are very inspiring.

PS: I remember all those heady days, though I never drove a bus naked!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

durogante mudhoppers-

That's some beautiful historic countryside you roam!
I feel an aching in my Celtic bones to gaze upon such places.
Thanks for the window!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


Thank you for your kind words!
I'm so glad you found us and dropped in.
As far as the bus ride goes, it's never too late!

10:30 AM  
Blogger anna maria said...

What a magnificent photograph!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

anna maria-

Thank you, I was just in the right place at the right time...

2:40 PM  

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