Monday Minstrel: Solstice

Solstice: the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun reaches its maximum or minimum declination, marked by the longest and shortest days (about June 21 and December 22).

Oxford Dictionary

The word solstice has its origin from the Latin word solstitium “point at which the sun seems to stand still.”

So here you have it. Summer…..

And Winter….

Greetings of the Solstice to you all! Happy Holidays for all who are celebrating holidays this week. Best wishes to everyone for the New Year.I will be absent this week with family and friends for Christmas. I’ll be back the following week.

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  1. Irene says:

    Both beautiful! Have a wonderful new year, Anne. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Happy New Year! Lovely photos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!

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  3. heikevoss says:

    So bezaubernd sind deine schรถnen Fotos. Wรผnsche dir eine schรถne Winterzeit, liebe Anne.

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  4. doar nicole says:

    Happy holidays, warm and lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and I wish the same for you.๐ŸŽ„

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  5. Emma Cownie says:

    I had no idea that’s what solistice meant, made me look at the two photos is a different way. Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 to you, yoyr family and the animals!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours Emma.

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  6. cigarman501 says:

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Merry Festivus, Happy Hanukkah or Bah Humbug!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      HaHA! Perhaps all of the above.๐Ÿคฃ No seriously…. Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Anne!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Terri and the same wishes to you.๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

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  8. gimesis says:

    Sending warm greetings from Romรขnia and Happy Holidays to you and your family !

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Happy Holidays to you too!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful! Happy Holidays!

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  10. dprastka says:

    Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your holidays with your family. Sending warm hugs from California! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana! I appreciate the warm hugs. Merry Christmas to you and your family including the four legged family .

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  11. Linda Book says:

    Nicely done. Which one is Florida?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I like your sense of humor,! They are both our back garden .๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Thank you Anne, Happy Holidays to you too! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ„xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      And to all of you in the Hghlands!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ

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      1. Thank you Anne! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’– xxx

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  13. Kelly MacKay says:

    Both views are lovely. Merry Christmas.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Merry Christmas to you too Kelly!๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

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