In the Wilds of the North on this first day of Winter…

IvanShishkin IntheWildsoftheNorth Wikipedia

“In the Wilds of the North” by Ivan Shishkin, 1891

An amazing painting, isn’t it? This is “In the Wilds of the North” by artist Ivan Shiskin. Cold and eerie but also a little magical as well. A fitting painting for the first day of Winter! I ran across this painting on Facebook  Jonathan McPhillips had posted this and when I saw it I knew it was perfect for this day! (Check out his work if you get a chance… AH-MAZING to say the least!).

What’s the big deal about the first day of Winter you may wonder… here’s a little blip from the Farmer’s Almanac:

The start of winter—the winter solstice—is the shortest day of the year, when the Sun reaches its most southern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting longer. See our First Day of Winter page!

Pretty cool, eh? Catch you back here tomorrow!

Image: Wikipedia.com

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