- She’s on her way back…….
March is my favourite month of the year. Progressively warmer, lighter and drier (sometimes) & then blam! clocks go forward and the light returns properly.
Winter’s not so bad though. Cosy nights by the fire / radiator. Walks or rides on cold, crisp days. Occasional snowfall magic. The winter solstice feast (also known as Xmas). It’s a time of rest and recuperation before nature bursts forth again in all her glory. After all, summer is all the better through comparison with the dark days of winter..
Final thought, we get 8 months when it is light and relatively warm (though it can still be cold in March admittedly). And four when it isn’t. I’ll take the four dark and cold months fir the eight warm and light ones!Posted 2 months agoalpinMember
I strongly dislike winter, and I’m living near the alps where it gets all white and properly cold…
Currently in the UK. I always forget how awfully miserable days can be here with the constant drizzle, wind and grey skies. Ok, the sun is shining today, but the river has burst its banks and the cycle path to the pub is flooded.
Currently 18°C in Finale, 14°C in Tuscany. Just saying.Posted 2 months agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Not my favourite time of year, but always excited by January. By the end of the month you can just start to feel the evenings getting lighter, and then that seems to accelerate through February until March when Spring starts to think about springing properlyPosted 2 months agobrownsauceMember
I dont mind winter when its that very cold but clear bright dry type , but that rarely happens so we get that gloomy wet windy shit instead.
Any noticeable / usable increase in daylight doesnt become apparent till mid Feb unfortunately
from what i remember , for every day that passes after today , there is an extra 3 mins of daylight for each day until the longest day of the year.Posted 2 months agoswedishmetalMember
huh, winter solstice is the furthest point from summer you can get…
you people are weird…
Sexist thread is sexist. Reporting.
Clearly you weren’t around when that Mint Sauce cartoon first came out in MBUK…. my word how long ago was that?? 😳😳
It wouldn’t be a proper solstice without this thread😀
No it wouldn’t. It’s nice to take a few minutes to try and recall what it feels like to have a warm sun on your back, that inexplicably delightful feeling (that you never really think about when it happens, you only realise it happened many months later) when you know you don’t have to wear anything but your short sleeved top and you don’t have to pack anything else, siting on hard pack ground or lovely dry green grass eating lunch on a hill with lovely countryside bathed in sunlight around you, the fear of blindness when wearing sunglasses when you swoop into the shaded woods.
Mmmmmmm summer.Posted 1 month agoPz_SteveSubscriber
FWIW 9th Jan is the first day since the Solstice that the day starts getting longer at both ends – according to iCal anyway..
My understanding is that it’s dependant on latitude. In central UK I think it’s about 1st January. Certainly evenings have been getting lighter for about 10 days now. As of yesterday they’re getting lighter faster than the mornings are (still) getting darker.Posted 1 month agomrlebowskiMember
My understanding is that it’s dependant on latitude. In central UK I think it’s about 1st January. Certainly evenings have been getting lighter for about 10 days now. As of yesterday they’re getting lighter faster than the mornings are (still) getting darker.
Most likely true – my cal is corrected for that there London Town.Posted 1 month ago
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