Well…not quite daily recently…

Photo #1133 – 12.22.11

Desolate Winter Swamp

At 12:30am EST this morning, the Northern Hemisphere witnessed the changeover from autumn to winter (well, most people reading this were likely asleep…but I’m sure there were plenty of other witnesses around the world).  Last year, this event was heralded by a really cool lunar eclipse {check out my time-lapse video — photo #780}, but there weren’t any major happenings this year.  The arrival of the Winter Solstice means that today will be the shortest day of the year…and also that the daylight hours will now increase for the next 6 months!

But for now, to celebrate the arrival of winter, here is a photo I took during a January hike in High Point State Park.  Aside from the sunshine and brilliant blue sky, the lifelessness and frozen ground cover certainly embody the spirit of the winter season.

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