NATURE IN SHORT / Legend lives in Chiba Pref. under protection of hackberry tree – The Daily Yomiuri

NATURE IN SHORT / Legend lives in Chiba Pref. under protection of hackberry tree
The Daily Yomiuri
This sekki, which means something like "Insect Awakening," starts about 76 days after the winter solstice. By then, the warmth of the sun is beginning to penetrate the soil, and insects that have been hibernating underground start making their way back

Op-Ed: Lent, Pagans, and the Cycles of Life – DigitalJournal.com


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Op-Ed: Lent, Pagans, and the Cycles of Life
DigitalJournal.com
The dates, (and in the case of both Lent and Easter – even the names) are related to Pagan observances and celebrations, namely the winter solstice, and the vernal equinox. Placing Christian Holy Days over the top of these Pagan festivals was the

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About Last Night: Don’t Mess With ‘The Collector’ – Grantland (blog)

About Last Night: Don't Mess With 'The Collector'
Grantland (blog)
Well, the extra day creates a "prolonged winter solstice effect," essentially meaning the sun has to stay closer to the earth (and thus hotter) for an extra 24 hours in order not to throw off the Gregorian calendar. But the sun isn't designed to behave

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Letter: If Nativities Go, So Should Winter Solstice Sculpture – Patch.com


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Letter: If Nativities Go, So Should Winter Solstice Sculpture
Patch.com
He argues that Nativity displays should get 14 spots at Palisades Park if a winter solstice statue stays there year-round. The city already hosts a permanent "winter display" at Palisades Park called Gestation 3. It's a circular-shaped sculpture
The Future Of Nativity Scenes In Santa Monica Hangs In The BalanceSanta Monica Mirror

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