Nature News: December, 2019

❤ Nature News: December, 2019 ❤

‘December was the last month of the old Roman year which was divided into ten months. The Saxons called it ‘winter-monad’ or winter month, and ‘heligh-monat’, or holy month, from the fact that Christmas fell within it. The 22nd of December of December is the date of the winter solstice, when the sun reaches the tropic of Capricorn.’

Saints Days etc.

Dec. 25. Christmas Day

Dec. 29. St Thomas’ Day

Dec. 31. New Years Eve

 

‘When all aloud the wind doth blow,

And coughing drowns the parson’s saw,

And birds sit brooding in the snow,

And Marion’s (a blackbird) nose looks red and raw.’ -Shakespeare

From, Edith Holden, 1906

Photo on 30-11-2019 at 09.01.jpg

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