Friday, August 22nd, 2014

First Day of Winter 2013 Doodle

  ·   June 20, 2013 Last updated at 19:52

On June 21st it’s “Winter Solstice”. You can call it in simple words: First Day of Winter 2013. That is the the time at which the sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. On the southern hemisphere the winter begins now – officially. On the northern hemisphere the summer begins. The amazing animated doodle shows a hands knitting a scarf. It’s designed by german artist Christoph Niemann. Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author of several books including some children’s books. Very nice doodle.

Today is the first day of June and whilst the UK is at the start of their summer, here in Australia it is the first day of winter.

First Day of Winter 2013

First Day of Winter 2013

That picture was taken today at 4.10 p.m. about 3 minutes from where I live, looking towards an expanse of nothing much. Last week the temperature was often around 24°C but today it has dropped to a frightening low of 21°. Gosh, that’s barely 70°F. But at least it’s sunny and I’m still in shorts.

In fact, I’ve been in shorts pretty much for 18 months. There have been just a few exceptions. Those include the occasions I have gone to the city for a pub crawl. Some pubs, especially the very expensive one that sells Belgian beer, do prefer their patrons to wear long trousers during the evenings. Then there was one very posh do I was invited to recently.

And last of all, in the evenings during the deepest and darkest depths of winter, I have been known to wear jog bottoms indoors instead of shorts. But we are not yet into those deepest darkest depths, that doesn’t happen until August. But when it arrives, and the cold chill takes hold, it can last up to two weeks!

When we moved, we bought with us some coats and a coat rack. The rack is up and the coats are on it. It has become a kind of Monument, a reminder of our old life back in England. I believe all the coats on it are still in the same position that they were when we unpacked it and set it up back in January 2008.

Winters here, and in particular I mean winters in Brisbane, are just not the same as those back in the UK. Do I miss those crisply cold winter mornings, scraping ice off of the car windscreen?

No.

Don’t get me wrong, Australians do take their winters seriously. This article was taken from my local free newspaper, “Westside News” last week. One of their intrepid reporters took to the streets to conduct a poll. He was asking the question “How do you plan on keeping warm this winter?”

Bobinoz.com





Aurelien Chedjou transfer News Galatasaray
Fernando Torres time at Chelsea is starting look like it is coming to an end
Gareth Bale will not leave Tottenham this summer, says Villas-Boas
Real Madrid Plan To Hijack Tottenham’s Move For Brazilian Ace
Barcelona vs Levante 7-0 Match Report Highlights 18th August 2013
Close All Running Apps At Once in iOS 7 With Slide2Kill 7 Cydia Tweak

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Matthew Terlich says:

    It is not the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere! It is mid-winter.

  2. Tony says:

    No, it definitely isn’t the first day of winter here. The idea of basing your winter around the solstice is a northern hemisphere practice. Actually, according to the good folks at Wikipedia it’s actually just the United States, Canada and sometimes Britain who use the solstice as the first day of winter.
    In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the winter is from 1st June to 31st August.




Headlines







Transfer News

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos to join Manchester United in the summer

Bayern Munich midfielder has hinted his team-mates he wants to join Manchester United at the end of the ...
Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos to Manchester United ?

EPL champion Manchester United were linked with Bayern playmaker Kroos. Though the deal has not been done yet ...
Ezequiel Garay

Manchester United Boosted in Bid to Sign Quality €20m Star

Manchester United manager David Moyes is looking to improve his side’s defensive department for next season. The Red Devils ...
luke shaw

David Moyes confident €30m will Lure Star for Manchester United

Manchester United manager is in search of quality defenders, mainly young ones to build the squad for next ...
Seamus Coleman

Good Riddance: Manchester United Plan Player+Cash deal to Sign Star

Manchester United supporters have seen the worst of midfield and defensive performances from their players this season. [caption id="attachment_8946" ...

Premier League

Stoke City V Aston Villa 0-1 highlights

Stoke City V Aston Villa 0-1 Match Report Highlights

Andreas Weimann's second-half strike proved the difference as Aston Villa won 1-0 at Stoke on the opening day ...
West Brom vs Sunderland highlights

West Bromwich Albion V Sunderland 2-2 highlights all goals video

Sebastian Larsson tucked home a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 2-2 draw in their Barclays Premier League ...
Leicester vs Everton

Leicester City v Everton 2-2 highlights all goals video

Substitute Chris Wood earned Leicester a point on their return to the Barclays Premier League with an equaliser ...


Categories