Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

Half-way plus!

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English: Inti Raimi, the festival of winter so...

IntiRaimi, the festival of winter solstice and the beginning of the year (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bad weather kept me inside the house over the weekend though as I write this on Sunday afternoon I am not certain the bad weather will improve much for the coming week ahead. If I have to go out I will do so however. I woke up late this morning and consequently missed breakfast but it was too early for lunch so I waited an hour or so before eating. I guess I was more tired than I had thought after working in the kitchen over the previous two days. I have just finished eating my meal and am in the lounge now watching the end of the movie I had begun to watch whilst eating it. I can multi-task, writing this at the same time. Whilst I was preparing the meal I was looking out of the window but could see almost nothing because of the driving rain and sleet. A strong wind was blowing and it looked as if the rain was blowing horizontal to the ground. Not a nice day for a walk! For a very short time whilst sitting here in the front lounge the sun appeared in the sky but was soon gone hidden again behind the dense cloud cover. I noticed the sunlight shining on the wall opposite and it was reaching more than half-way up toward the ceiling. It can only do that if it is shining directly into the room from low down in the sky and it reminded me that we are more than two-thirds of the way through Autumn. In three weeks time it will be the solstice which marks the beginning of Winter and of course the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours. The days will again begin to lengthen and as they do the sunshine on the wall will reach lower up it each day that passes. For the time being it has a little further to travel up the wall before it reaches its highest point but it won’t be long before it no longer shines on the wall and we will be able to look forward to longer and warmer days ahead.

Shirley Anne

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