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  • Happy Winter Solstice - 2013

    As the daylight now grows longer and brighter, may Scouting do the same. Happy Winter Solstice to all.

  • #2
    And happy solstice to you too. Next year I think I'd like to celebrate it in the tropics.

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    • #3
      I have celebrated the winter solstice in Alaska and in the Bahamas - Alaska was more fun.

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      • Horizon
        Horizon commented
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        I lived in Anchorage. There is a solstice party on top of Flat Top Mountain. As a young, single male - my Scouting skills in hiking up adult entertainment and my ability to get the fire going, plus wire the car batteries for the band to play made it all a very good time.

      • packsaddle
        packsaddle commented
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        Wow, I was ON Flat Top a few years ago during an unseasonably warm November. It was evening the trail was icy and I was alone at dusk. Got some great photos. Can only imagine lugging a car battery up there.

      • packsaddle
        packsaddle commented
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        Wow, I was ON Flat Top a few years ago during an unseasonably warm November. It was evening the trail was icy and I was alone at dusk. Got some great photos. Can only imagine lugging a car battery up there.

    • #4
      Thanks. In years past, this topic was more promptly and elegantly posted by Trevorum and others. For auld lang syne.

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      • Trevorum
        Trevorum commented
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        Thanks, Schiff. I missed sending out my annual solstice greetings, mea culpa!

        Previously, i had received a not so nice note protesting my promotion of an 'alternative holiday.' For the record, the winter solstice is a very special day for me, for personal and not mystical reasons. ( I also celebrate Christmas, but not for religious reasons.)
        Merry Christmas to all my Scouting friends here on the forums.

      • Rick_in_CA
        Rick_in_CA commented
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        Someone protested your promotion of an 'alternative holiday'? Really? For wishing everyone a happy winter solstice? How very unscoutlike of them. I am increasingly amazed at the small mindedness of some people.

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      • RememberSchiff
        RememberSchiff commented
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        Good photos, good thoughts. Thanks.

    • #6
      Joyous Yule my friends, if a day late

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      • #7
        happy yuletide! as a fig grower this is a happy day. a day closer to my trees giving me the fruit of my labor.

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        • packsaddle
          packsaddle commented
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          Where do you live? We also have figs. My wife's grandfather brought cuttings with him from Italy when they immigrated over 100 years ago. We're still propagating that stock and a few other varieties. They are trees now, about 25-30 feet high and they spread in a radius of about 20 ft. This year the heavy rain and fungus wiped out both crops...frown.

        • bullet08
          bullet08 commented
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          i live in nc. this yr, it rained too much. most of figs didn't have their usual taste. i collect fig trees for fun. have about 40 different types of figs.
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