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Bougainvilleas Tell Us When Winter Has Arrived In The Desert   6 comments

Bougainvillea 2012

Bougainvillea 2012Bougainvillea Images by kenne

The December solstice, also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is December 21, 2012. However, two mornings ago the temperature in the Tucson area hit 32 degrees or below. The Bougainvillea is a very sensitive plant to freezing, which tells us that winter in the desert has arrived ten days before the winter solstice — goodbye till next spring!


Oh My God, I Missed The Summer Solstice   Leave a comment

The summer solstice at Stonehenge, near Salisbury in England, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 — Source:

Not to worry, I will just catch it in the southern hemisphere next December — wouldn’t that be nice!



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