Winter Solstice 2019 (Also Hanukkah!)

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

The winter solstice this year is December 22nd about 4 pm, but may vary slightly,
depending on where you live.


Below is one of several symbols for the solstice I found on the Internet. This is the one I liked the best:


What is the Winter solstice?
(Excerpted from:

A winter solstice is the moment in time when the Earth’s tilt away from the Sun is at its maximum and the Sun’s maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest.

A winter solstice occurs twice a year, once in December in the Northern Hemisphere (also called December solstice and Midwinter) and once in June in the Southern Hemisphere (also called June solstice).

The winter solstice marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter in the hemisphere where it occurs and is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year on which a new season starts. The other days are the vernal equinox (also called spring equinox, beginning of spring), the summer solstice (beginning of summer) and the autumnal equinox (also called fall equinox, beginning of autumn).

For more information see Winter solstice on Wikipedia.



NOTE: The solstice coincides with Hanukkah this year. Here is one of my links to a recipe for potato latkes (pancakes):
If you put potato pancakes or potato latkes in the SEARCH box on my Home Page, you will find two other “latke links.”
For all of you celebrating this eight day festival of lights, HAPPY HANUKKAH.

Holiday Time

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

This is the time of year when you can wish a person Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwaanza, Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc.

Since I am  not sure which of these celebrations you embrace, I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a joyous New Year. I plan to keep posting til the end of December and into January, since my holiday of Hanukkah is over and I have much info still sitting on my table next to the computer.

The message from the giraffe, my favorite non-domestic animal, is:

Happy Holidays! May your low hanging fruit always be within reach!