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Today is the first day of Winter

Brrrrrr!

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is the coldest season of the year. It begins about

December 21 and lasts until about March 21. Around December 21 or 22,

the sun's rays fall directly over the farthest point south of the equator - marking

the first day of winter. Winter days have fewer hours of daylight because

of the path the earth takes as it revolves around the sun. The earth completely

revolves around the sun during 365 days. The earth's axis always tips

about 23 1/2 degrees from a line perpendicular to its path.

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The Winter Solstice

(from the Farmer's Almanac)

The solice arrives with winter today at 6:38 P.M. EST! This year has an
 usual solstice! The first day of winter coincides with
 the Full Cold Moon - as well as a total lunar eclipse.

Since 1793, when
The Old Farmer’s Almanac began tracking
 heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has
 been full on the first day of winter just nine times.

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol, or “Sun,” and
 stitium, or “stoppage.” The days are now
starting to get a little longer every day.


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on the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me,

9 ladies dancing












There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in

order like a living hymn, written in light. 

~N.P. Willis



Silently, one by one, in the

infinite meadows of heaven,

Blossomed the lovely stars,

the forget-me-nots of the angels.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline



No sight is more provocative of

awe than is the night sky. 

~Llewelyn Powys



The stars are the street lights of eternity. 

~Author Unknown































Daily Goody












SALTINE CRACKER TOFFEE  

Saltines (crackers)
2 sticks butter
2 c. brown sugar
12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips

Lay crackers side by side in 10"x15" jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with edge).
Bring butter and sugar to boil and continue boiling until soft ball stage.

Pour toffee over crackers. Bake in 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes.

Watch carefully so doesn't burn.

Sprinkle chips over toffee/crackers and return to

oven for 30 seconds to melt. Cool to set and harden. Crack and enjoy.










 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem

of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking,

"Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?

For we observed his star at its rising,

and have come to pay him homage."

Matthew 2:1--2:










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Happy First Day Of Winter 2010!

I hope you enjoyed today's page. Please join me tomorrow

and I wish you all a good day. Be safe and always be aware

of everything and everyone around you.

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