How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

This year the Winter Solstice is on Sunday, December 21st. This day has the distinction of being the shortest day of the year and also the longest night of the year. In Wisconsin, once we pass the 21st, we have the pleasure of seeing each day get a bit longer as each night grows a bit shorter. I’m all for that plan.

I have always loved this take on the passing of time by dear Dr. Seuss.

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. suehenryphotography says:

    I know I’m in the minority, but I would love to have a good snow around here so I would have some beautiful photo opportunities. Beautiful capture.

  2. Oh, how very beautiful! I haven’t been out to capture any snow scenes yet even though we have good snow cover and along with it, bitter cold. Yes, I’m all for the gaining of more daylight after the 21st. Solstice, a time of rejuvenation. Enjoyed the Dr. Seuss quote. 🙂

  3. I, too, wish for some snow as we rarely get snow where I live. Love the quote!

  4. Gorgeous shot! I’m also looking forward to longer days!

  5. Joanna Young says:

    A wonderful photo and lines. I’m looking forward to the days starting to lengthen again here too.

  6. Beautiful winter image. Pretty much what things look like around here. Happy solstice! Love the thought that the days are – from here on in – getting longer.

  7. Richard Lovison says:

    Beautiful image Bo. Happy winter solstice!

  8. Beautiful winter picture

  9. Great image and verse. Happy holidays,

  10. Ski season is here. My skis are tuned. Now all I need is some time to get out on the slopes.

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