Winter Solstice is here

November 11, 2014

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Well it feels like Winter solstice. 13 degrees, snow. Happened fast. Was mtn biking sunday!

 

Getting darker earlier

October 31, 2014

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Hope you saw the gorgeous halloween moon this week, it was spooky in its beauty. Enjoy all the light you can, daylight savings begins Sunday and darkness will be even earlier. All the way until Winter Solstice. The winter solstice is the moment the Sun is the farthest away from us that it will be all year, and falls on December 21st. It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It lasts only an instant, but we’ve long made a day and night of it. Cultures all over the world have celebrated it throughout history. Each celebration varies, but most focus on re-birth, some taking it to mark the beginning of winter, some the middle. The word, from the Latin, means ‘Sun stand still’.

 

wire free for winter

October 16, 2014

Here is Wy Fish & Game with one of the frequent neighbors. This poor guy was facing deep snow this winter solstice with a wire of some sort, triple wrapped around both paddles. They tranquilized him, he stumbled “drunk” into my yard, they removed the wire and gave him a reversal to get him on his feet again. F&G worked on him about 10 minutes do check it all out and another 10 minutes later he was up again, a little shaky but moving well and was off. Very interesting. Only wish the kids had seen it!

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Mama and baby hiding in the cat tails.

October 9, 2014

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The white frost on the grasses tells us Winter Solstice is coming. And the moose are hanging out and eating as much as possible. They’ve trimmed my remaining gardens and willows.

Thinking about Winter Solstice

October 2, 2014

I’ve received 4 orders for Winter Solstice cards this week. Things must have turned cold nationwide to get people thinking about it already. Our peaks above 8000 ft all looked like powder sugared doughnuts today.