Winter Solstice: The longest night of the year
Winter Solstice signifies the shortest day of the year. It is the day the earth’s axial tilt is farthest from the sun. My husband loves winter solstice. Living in the northern United States, days leading up to December 21st keep getting shorter, are gray cloudy days and often accompanied by snow. But winter solstice is the turning point!
There is actually a scientific reason to love sunlight. Sunlight increases the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
I actually do love winter. I don’t particularly like to be cold, but there is beauty in winter so embrace the season. Nature allows us to find the beauty no matter what season it is.
I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season and the beauty that nature has to offer.
Debbi Marquette Photography is located in Upstate New York at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. She is an award winning and published travel, landscape and bald eagle photographer specializing in artistic, authentic, and memorable landscape and wildlife photography. Debbi travels frequently, lives near the mountains and constantly has a camera in her hand to capture photographs so others can see the beauty of our world.
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