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December 20, 2008 / Bo Mackison

How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

This year the Winter Solstice is on Sunday, December 21st. This day has the distinction of being the shortest day of the year and also the longest night of the year. In Wisconsin, once we pass the 21st, we have the pleasure of seeing each day get a bit longer as each night grows a bit shorter. I’m all for that plan.

I have always loved this take on the passing of time by dear Dr. Seuss.

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?


  1. suehenryphotography / Dec 20 2008 9:23 am

    I know I’m in the minority, but I would love to have a good snow around here so I would have some beautiful photo opportunities. Beautiful capture.

  2. Anna Surface / Dec 20 2008 9:47 am

    Oh, how very beautiful! I haven’t been out to capture any snow scenes yet even though we have good snow cover and along with it, bitter cold. Yes, I’m all for the gaining of more daylight after the 21st. Solstice, a time of rejuvenation. Enjoyed the Dr. Seuss quote. 🙂

  3. Debi / Dec 20 2008 10:43 am

    I, too, wish for some snow as we rarely get snow where I live. Love the quote!

  4. montucky / Dec 20 2008 3:05 pm

    Gorgeous shot! I’m also looking forward to longer days!

  5. Joanna Young / Dec 20 2008 4:25 pm

    A wonderful photo and lines. I’m looking forward to the days starting to lengthen again here too.

  6. Marcie / Dec 21 2008 4:27 am

    Beautiful winter image. Pretty much what things look like around here. Happy solstice! Love the thought that the days are – from here on in – getting longer.

  7. Richard Lovison / Dec 21 2008 5:29 am

    Beautiful image Bo. Happy winter solstice!

  8. Rosemary / Dec 21 2008 10:59 am

    Beautiful winter picture

  9. Aiyana / Dec 21 2008 12:23 pm

    Great image and verse. Happy holidays,

  10. Gandalf / Dec 22 2008 7:38 am

    Ski season is here. My skis are tuned. Now all I need is some time to get out on the slopes.

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