Winter Solstice

A foggy morning for this, last [for this decade] Winter Solstice.
Here is my fuzzy view, moments before sunrise
Athens, mt. Penteli and the Observatory
the clouds…
mt.Penteli, antennas and a cloud…
…and the top of a tree
and…

Pink Floyd

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Jethro Tull

Ring Out Solstice Bells

Enjoy this longest night of the year

[or day, depending on which hemisphere this finds you]

Happy Yule!

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  1. I especially liked the shot of Mr. Pine Tree stretching his back. I have to get up and do that after spending a long time bent over a bowl of ambrosia. I adopt that same posture when I take a walk at night so I can look at the stars… 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨😋⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌠💥🚑👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽😊

  2. Beautiful surreal skies. Sending Christmas blessings of joy and peace for you, dear Marina. 💜💙💚

  3. I haven’t listened to the songs yet because I’m on a remote with no sound—also time is of the essence as we head into the Xmas stretch! But I will say that I saw your spread yesterday while in the countryside. (I partic. like the tree pointing-reaching to the antennae.) It was YOU who reminded me it was the solstice! 🙂 Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! 🙂

  4. I love this time of year. Winter Solstice reminds me that we are entering the season of planning, reading, resting. Your photos bring out the very best of this special day.

  5. Good pics for the occasion. Interestingly … well, at least in my opinion, I like the Tull song more, but the Pink Floyd song has a better feel for the occasion. A toast to the winter solstice!

  6. Once again you capture the sky, clouds at a golden moment! So glad I didn’t miss this beautiful series of shots. Perfect music selection too! If we don’t communicate before, Merry Christmas Marina ~

    • Thank you, my dearest friend! I’m so glad you enjoyed this and I hope you had a beautiful Solstice! I think we will speak again before, but pre- Merry Christmas to you too, Mary! xoxoxo

  7. Fabulous my friend. Great images and music. That tree top looks like a wizards hat. Are you sure Gandalf wasn’t walking by? Hehehe 😂

    Keep up the great work.💓🔊😎

  8. Yay!!
    Now the days will begin getting longer!
    Whew!
    I love your positive take IE: The longest night. Why dwell on the shortest day.
    I’ll listen to your music in a bit, while I’m wrapping presents.
    Right now, I’m listening to the Coffee Break song on Oannes blog. It a great background piece.
    Sorry it took me so long to answer your comment on Velvet Tango. I’m back over there, and found it.
    Sending love and wonderful holiday wishes!
    ❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄
    ❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄
    ❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄❦🎄

    • Wrapping presents!!!!!! I hope I get the time tomorrow…. 🙄 I love your little trees and thank you for the wishes… sending you too my love hugzzzzzzz and best holiday wishes!!!!!!
      ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
      🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲
      ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

      • Love to you & yours, dear Marina!
        ❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦
        ❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦
        ❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦❦🎄❦

        • Much much love to you too and your loved ones (2+4legged!!!!) ❤🤗❤🎄❤🤗❤🎄🤗❤🤗🎄🤗❤🤗🎄❤🤗❤🎄❤🤗❤🎄🤗❤🤗🎄🤗❤🤗🎄❤🤗❤🎄❤🤗❤

    • Ah, thank you, Holly! I hope you enjoyed it! Sometimes I wonder if a song like that (pink floyd) would stand a chance if they were ‘newcomers’… ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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