The Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 1

Yes, it is officially the Winter Solstice down here in Cape Town. This is our shortest day with the longest night.

Apart from it being a little chilly now and then, when a cold front all the way from the Antarctic sweeps over us, you wouldn’t know it was winter just by looking outside.

Winter Solstice 2

It still looks sunnier here than most summer days in the northern hemisphere, where, yes, you have your Summer Solstice right now; longest day and shortest night.

Winter Solstice 3

All I could wish for really, is some rain!



39 thoughts on “The Winter Solstice

    1. scifihammy Post author

      I don’t mind it – because at least in winter the annoyingly loud Olive Thrush usually hasn’t started singing and woken me up long before need be!


    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much! 🙂
      The trick to taking good photos is . . . to take the sky or plants! That way, you can’t tell What you’ve cut out of the frame! 😀

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      1. scooj

        It was as hot as ’76 in some parts today, but this is a heatwave not a drought. In my real life I actually manage dry weather communications and we are only likely to have real problems next year if we have a second dry winter. ’76 happened on the back of two dry winters and a hot summer.

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        oic I do remember driving across the Pennines back then and seeing the dried up dams.
        The whole world is definitely getting hotter; we had 40C in March 2015. Way too hot!!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha If only the wind could read! 🙂
      Even in summer the sun sets here around 8 to 8.30pm, but now in winter it’s about 6 to 6.30pm, so the only time I go to bed before dark is if I’m sick! 🙂
      Enjoy your long summer evenings. 🙂

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