Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice....


Happy Winter Solstice,
my friends!



What is this day you ask....


 Today is the first day of winter.
It is also the shortest day with daylight --
or the LONGEST night of the year
(depends on how you want to look at it....)


Because Earth doesn't orbit upright, 
but is instead tilted on its axis 
23-and-a-half degrees, 
Earth's northern and
southern hemispheres 
trade places in receiving
the sun's light and warmth most directly.  
That's what causes winter and summer.


By the way....
Summer Solstice will be on
June 20, 2012....
not too far off!


I hope I explained it well enough for you.


Welcome Mr. Winter!

How about some snow....
PLEASE!


I can't believe I had to mow the yard....


Oh well -- it didn't take long....



Later -- Remington --
NOW the days start getting longer
-- out!

The Official Newfie
Countdown
until Christmas Eve....
days to go!

36 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Wrong!
Wrong!!
Wrong!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gloria said...

HAHA mowing the lawn in Dec.? hehe
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Just Ramblin' said...

We had tons of snow at this time last year and now we have 50-60 degree weather. Confusing! We are ready for Miss Stella to have her first snow! Love the scarf : )

Madi and Mom said...

Morning handsome friend...
OMC Rem you are looking very dapper in your scarf. Every Newfie needs a warm scarf.
WOW no snow in MN in December that must be quite unusual.
Hugs from your BFFF,
Madi

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mee tinks mee would rather have longer daylight hours. I sleeps too much in da winter!

Sandra said...

Rem, you always always make me smile and laugh. the lawn mower shot is priceless. good thing you are not here, we mow grass year round, except in Dec only every other week instead of weekly. hope you get some snow to play in for Christmas. thanks for the info on today, i said to hubby this morning, it is 7:17 and still dark, what is up? now i know

Sandra said...

hubby says for you to get ready to report on leap year, 2012 is a leap year, got to be some good reporting on that.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Merry Christmas, Remington! Mom says I have to get off the computer now because she has to go out and get some shopping done. Some pup just told her there are only two days till Christmas!

Bassetmomma said...

No wonder I feel like I'm walking on an angle today! LOL! Hopefully mowing the lawn didn't wear you out too much Remington. It's kinda hard to tell with you. hee!hee! Your looking pretty handsome in that white scarf, though!

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, I'm so glad we start getting more daylight tomorrow! Zoomies are safer when I can see in the yard. BOL Great scarf pix and the mower gave me a big chuckle!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Cinnamon said...

You make us laugh every day.

♥ Cinnamon

JC said...

I can't believe you don't have snow.

Hope you have a fun Holiday,

JC & The Purr & Fur Gang

Nubbin' Tails said...

We can send you some snow. Mom and dad put a plow on the front of our lawn tractor yesterday to clear the snow out of giant new driveway.

You look very dapper in your scarf.

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

The Army of Four said...

Remington, you are killin' our mom with how adorable you look in these photos!!!
Sorry about the lack of snow. It's flurrying here, so you can come down to Kansas! Of course, Mom will want to hug you a billion times and rub your tummy and stuff ... but we DO have a little of the white stuff!
Thanks for explaining the solstice thing!
Play bows,
Zim

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

You are very handy around the house Remy, Mum says can she do a swap sometime, you for 3 spoilt lazy chihuahuas?
Hey, we heard that!!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Maggie and Mitch said...

No way! Did you really have to cut the grass in December, Remington? This must stop!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Nola said...

I'd like snow too! It's still a miserable 79 degrees here!
Dachshund Nola

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... you had your grass eater out at CHRISTMAS??? THAT must be a RECORD!!
I got Ernie up EARLY today so we could get SOME DAY LIGHT TIME on this short Day.. I suspect he will be GLAD that it will be a LONG night after the fun we are having... OUTSIDE with FRESH Beef BONES...

Miley said...

We want some snow as well, Rem! Just doesn't feel like Christmas without the cold wet stuff!

AudreyO said...

I so love the long days of summer....just knowing it's the longest night of the year makes me almost sad :(

Whisppy said...

Happy Winter Solstice to you too!

Kootenai's Summit Post said...

thanks for all the info about the winter solstice. i am following you too! I wish it was literally around the living room. I just LOVE PLAYING CHASE IN THE HOUSE! Mom HATES it when I do that! I hope you get some Christmas snow too!

The Thuglets said...

Seriously you cut the grass?? Such good news that this is the shortest day!

Big Nose Pokes
The THugletsx

Tessa the Maltese said...

Looked like an awfully tiny spot of grass to me! Just think of all the Santa Paws points you got fur mowin the lawn.

You Rock Rem!

Woos, Tessa

Max the Quilt Cat said...

I'm getting ready... that's for sure. Only 2 days... No sweat. Hope you get some snow, Rem.

pawhugsk Max

3 doxies said...

Thank goodnesses da days will gets longer cuz I just can't get hardly nuttin accomplished withs these short days.
Lovin' da hat!

Puddles

Soggibottom said...

Happy Solstice dear friend :-) XXX
Hey fluff ball, hugs and loves XXXXXXX

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Winter Solstice Remington!

We don't have any snow either so we can't ship any, sorry about that. Mr. Winter needs to get busy and bring on the white stuff!!

Ginny said...

You look so dashing in this scarf, Rem!!! I cannot believe you actually had to mow the lawn!!! I love your coloring, you are an artist, and the pictures of your trip look so happy!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, even if you don't have snow, you will be toasty warm with your handsome white scarf. We have no snow either. Seems like a repeat of last year:( At least it is nice to have the days getting longer - that makes for a better chance of a walk for us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thanks Remington we like learning new stuff
Benny & Lily

JackDaddy said...

Those John Deere mowers really work fast! :)

JackDaddy said...

Those John Deere mowers really work fast! :)

bichonpawz said...

We always have snow for Christmas and we still don't have any either!!! Remington....are you getting excited about Christmas??? TWO more days!!! Love your scarf! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Chatty Crone said...

Times are always changing! sandie

Sagira said...

We still haven't received any major snow here in Columbus, nothing that has even stuck to the grass yet. Last night we had a THUNDERSTORM...on December 30th, can you believe that?