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Winter Solstice

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  • Storms gather as area will see start of first heat wave of year

    Storms gather as area will see start of first heat wave of year
    The first heat wave of the year is rolling in, just in time for the summer solstice, and it is being announced by a line of strong storms. Temperatures could reach the upper 80s today and then 90 or higher Saturday through the middle of next week. It may...
  • Year's latest sunset arrives at 8:37 p.m.

    Year's latest sunset arrives at 8:37 p.m.
    The sun is already out several fewer seconds each day since last week's solstice, but the time of sunset has continued to shift later -- until Friday. Thursday's sunset, at 8:37 p.m., is just about the latest of the year. The sunset hovers around 8:37...
  • Find the right time and place for dynamic portraits

    Find the right time and place for dynamic portraits
    Palm tree? Check.  Skyline? Check.  Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away.  Location, location, location. When I was planning my...
  • Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World

    Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
    Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
  • Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week

    Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week
    The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
  • Fall planting: It's prime time for Southern California gardens

     
    The question comes every spring as our state flower, Eschscholzia californica, blooms. “Is it too late to plant poppies?” The answer is no....
  • November's here, winter looms

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s always bittersweet to see November arrive. The last leaves drop this month, giving way to the bare branches that stand watch until March. Snow enters the subconscious as the average overnight lows drop to freezing...
  • All Hallows' Eve meant the start of winter

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s Hallowe’en, the eve of another “cross-quarter day” – halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. For many of our ancestors, this evening marked the beginning of winter, the...
  • A little spice for your morning coffee

     
    I'm not much of a flavored coffee guy, but for the holidays I'll make an exception -- at least when it comes to Groundwork's Winter Solstice Spice Blend. It's not actually flavored coffee, per se, but rather a ground combination......
  • Try not to forget the real reason for the season

     
    First published 12/5/2006 I've got your "reason for the season" right here, pal. Just outside the window, to be exact: Sunlight. No secret there. Civilizations all over the northern hemisphere have been making merry toward the end of December for......
  • Winter solstice arrived ... looking forward to spring

     
    From The Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night," Steve Martin once said.The winter solstice arrived in Baltimore at 12:30 a.m. At 9 hours, 24 minutes and......