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December 22, 2007 / Bo Mackison

Winter Solstice

Snow fell throughout the winter wrapped city,
sweeping the streets and sidewalks, snowflakes dancing with the ice crystals.
All was white and wild.
Winter’s zenith.

In the depths of a darkened, shadowy building
the lamps glowed throughout the longest night. The lamps glowed.

Solstice. The longest night of the year. December 22 at 1:08 am was the mid-point between the equinoxes. From now on, we folk in the Northern Hemisphere will be ‘seeing the light.’

To all, a celebration,


  1. archiearchive FCD / Dec 22 2007 8:39 am

    What a great set of lights combined with excellent composition. All those arches and doors to draw the eye into the photograph.

  2. davidlind / Dec 22 2007 9:49 am

    You really do have a talent for discovering excellent arrangements in your photos. And the color is very good too. Have a wonderful holiday. And I look forward to seeing what you will come up with in the new year.

  3. mon@rch / Dec 22 2007 1:51 pm

    So glad that we are finally going to see more sunlight!

  4. organicsyes / Dec 22 2007 8:51 pm

    Love the glowing lamps…and the arches. Beautiful. I, too, look forward to more light.

    Thank you for your beautiful words and poems.
    Warm thoughts to you,

  5. montucky / Dec 22 2007 10:49 pm

    Another very nice shot! I also celebrate the lengthening of the daylight.

  6. Bernie Kasper / Dec 22 2007 11:19 pm

    Neat shot Barb, I am so glad we are heading in the other direction now, even though it will have no effect on the temp. Have a Merry Christmas as well.

  7. amuirin / Dec 24 2007 2:00 am

    The northern lights! I’ve always wanted to see those. Solstice is kinda special, huh.

    Loved the words you paired with this picture.

  8. nouveaufauves / Dec 26 2007 2:12 pm

    We had a clear sky and a big full moon (or almost full) on the soltice here. It was just perfect. I love your recent photos. Thanks for these excellent images. We can follow your seasonal activities.

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