The Year Turns – 2011


Photo - Mike Shevdon

Malmesbury Abbey in Winter

Today, the 22nd December, is the shortest day of the year. Some years it’s the 21st, but this year it’s the 22nd.¬†From today the days will get longer, though at first the mornings may drift a little later before the sun starts to rise earlier again. The changes will be small at first, but they will come.

I hope that this year has brought you joy, and that next year will do the same. For those who celebrate Christmas, and I count myself among you, Happy Christmas.

I took the photograph (left) at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, founded in 676 AD, on a beautifully cold and crisp winter’s day. For me, it symbolises the joy of winter.

 

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