A little ironic that the first day of Winter is in the pluses.
It seems we’ve had winter for a good six weeks already. To me, once the long johns are out, it’s winter.
Today is ‘officially’ winter because today the sun is as far away from us — as it’s going to get.
It’s Winter Solstice. We aren’t getting much for daylight.
The Farmers Almanac explains;
“At the winter solstice, the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The Sun is directly overhead at “high-noon” on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn.”
And Environment Canada backs us up on our Winter to date. So far we have received ‘double’ the amount of snow we usually get. The usually pre-Christmas average is about 53 cm’s. We’re currently at 98.
Bring it on! I always say that if it’s going to be winter, make it a good winter. Snowmobile, ski & skate; cos when you do, the food tastes great.