Not only is winter here but it is here with a vengeance.  The good news is, the days will now be getting longer.   Yes, the Oak King overpowers the Holly King and the days grow longer and the nights grow shorter.

For those of us who enjoy the sunsets, this is good news.

I still sit in wonder at the various places around the world like NewGrange and Stonehenge that line up so perfectly with the various heavenly bodies at the solstices.  How on earth did the ancients know that much astronomy and how did they build these precise edifices?