This past Monday June 21st, we welcomed the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere. From now on our days will be getting longer all the way to December 21st, our summer solstice.
We share a short explanation from National Geographic that we loved:
¨ The winter solstice marks the exact moment when half of Earth is tilted the farthest away from the sun. It usually happens on June 20 and June 22, at the exact same second around the world. Because less sunlight reaches Earth, the winter solstice is also the day of the year with the least amount of daytime, known as the shortest day of the year. But the good news is that every day after the winter solstice will be a little longer, until we reach the day with the most hours of daylight. Called the summer solstice, it usually occurs between December 21 or 22.¨
We are very fortunate to live in an area where the 4 seasons are clearly distinguished.
Every season has its own magic. Living and enjoying each one of them is a blessing.
Maru's poem on the four seasons:
Let my inner child enjoy the snow through the window
Let my body be ready for a skiing adventure
Let my nose smell the beautiful scent of flowers
Let my hands feel the fishing rod
Let my body swim in the river or lakes
Let my body get warm by the fire while leaves are falling from the trees
Happy winter Solstice!