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Happy Winter Solstice Everyone!

via GIPHY Illustrated GIF by Teresa Villegas (to replay gif simply refresh this page in your browser) Yeah! It's Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere! It happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. In 2015, That’s on December 22 at 4:48 Universal Time (on December 21st at 10:48 p.m. CST for us in the USA) It’s when the sun on our sky’s dome reaches its farthest southward point for the year. We are now in mid winter (contrary to the common misnomer as "the first day of winter") and this solstice has its shortest day and longest night of the year... Here Comes the Sun! Celebrate!! Being a parent is what inspired me to write and illustrate...

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Bargain EBook Price $2.99 until December 14th

Yeah! "How to Celebrate Winter Solstice" Ebook is featured on! A website that offers  ebook bargains. This ebook is regularly $4.99 but now it's only $2.99 until December 14th.  scroll all the way to the bottom (children's middle grade) Get a copy soon, Winter Solstice is right around the corner!

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Winter is Here!

The days have gotten shorter again. We love this time of year in Arizona especially because the harsh constant sunny days (yes too much of a good thing does exist) become obvious by the longer nights. Here's a beautiful poem I'd like to share. Usually I'm not a fan of rhyming poems, but I guess I'm changing as is the season. I hope you like it too.   Life is unpredictable, It changes with the seasons, Even your coldest winter, Happens for the best of reasons, And though it feels eternal, Like all you’ll ever do is freeze, I promise spring is coming, and with it, brand new leaves.   ~ Erin Hanson

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