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First sunrise after the solstice

First sunrise after the solstice

Despite what the Rev. Someone of Somewhere said on BBC Radio 4 this morning, this is the true meaning of the mid-winter celebrations. From now on the sun rises earlier and sets later, until the summer solstice in June. The celebration of this event goes back way beyond the early Christians, and much of the ancient pagan traditions continue as part of our modern Christmas. I was moved far more watching the sun rise this morning than any carol concert or nativity play ever could.

(Many years ago, I revieved some 'Pagan Man' aftershave as a Christmas present... I blame that!)

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Guest 30-Dec-2003 12:01
Fab shot! I would be careful about admitting to the world that you listen to Radio 4... it is a sign of getting old you know!!!
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Chris Brooker24-Dec-2003 15:14
A wonderful silhouette David.
Pall Gudjonsson23-Dec-2003 19:29
Beautiful sunrise - very fine silhouette and great framing
TechnoZoom23-Dec-2003 15:05
Love the composition and perspective of this one! Beautiful hue as well.
digicam_neophyte23-Dec-2003 02:13
Neat colors here David ... really has a emotional feel to it. Like it.
Ray :)22-Dec-2003 18:11
I wasn't quite up in time to see this. A beauty!
Jill22-Dec-2003 14:20
Spellbinding photograph.
Guest 22-Dec-2003 13:36
Great photo. I agree with you on this one - and I heard that rev talking this morning, too. Hmmm...