As I am writing this blog, winter has begun. Winter officially starts on December 21, 6:03 p.m. EST. What exactly goes into figuring this exact time? The moment winter officially begins is when the Northern Hemisphere is the furthest distance from the sun. So, as I say good bye to the shortest day of the year, I can welcome the longest night. And, yes the day has been cold.
Even though the day was cold, I spent some time outdoors this afternoon. When they came and harvested the fields, the water was high in certain areas which prevented all the corn to be picked. So, I went out to the back property and hand-picked two buckets of corn which I can use later on to find the wildlife. Feeding the birds, squirrels and other little critters is one of my favorite pastimes.
I also trek around the back property and took some different photos. I did spot about seven Whitetail Deer (Does), they were on the run. However, I like the fact that they are returning to the area after the hunting season. The deer always hide down the river banks during that time. I miss seeing them outback.
I know a few people will yell at me for this: I would like to see a little snow. The snow does not have to be in large amounts. I would like enough to at least cover the ground. I would like a different contrast when photographing the landscape. The weatherman still cannot state for certainty if we are going to have a white Christmas. I would really like one.
Happy Winter Solstice! Stay warm during this first official wintry night.