A photo of a favourite wood – taken during Winter almost three years ago. Weak sunshine tries to break through, lending a soft fragile light to the copper-coloured Beech leaves which have remained over Winter. To the right is what is probably a coppiced Hazel.
Solstice Greetings to all – those celebrating Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, and to my blogging buddies celebrating the Summer Solstice in the South.
The Solstice takes place here in the UK at 23.03 GMT. Stonehenge – a focus for Solstice celebrations for many – will open tomorrow morning just before sunrise. This is because the Solstice occurs so late in the evening today. A nice, clear, explanation of why dates of the Solstice differ some years can be found at the Royal Greenwich Museum website here: