Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Sun Standing Still.

"Winter", etching. "Winter" - II, etching.

It is winter solstice today. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The origin of the word solstice, which comes from Latin solstitium, from sol, “sun” and -stitium, “a stoppage” - it means “the Sun standing still.” Following the winter solstice, days begin to grow longer and nights shorter:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow! marina, winter is just gorgeous!! marla