In the Northern Hemisphere around the time of the Winter Solstice, the arc of the Sun’s path never rises very high in the sky. At our place it seems to always be shining through trees instead of above them. I took this photo yesterday at 11:00 in the morning and you can see from the length of the shadows that the sun is fairly low in the sky.
Even though there is still a lot of cold weather to come (-21C, -6F this morning), knowing that we have passed the solstice and that the length of each day will be getting longer gives me hope.
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