2011's Winter Solstice occurs just after midnight tonight, 12:35 EST, but I'm not sure if that means today is the shortest or tomorrow, lol. At any rate, the days will VERY soon become longer. YES! I know Winter hasn't even begun yet, but I know now that Spring is just 8-12 weeks away, a time I can start walking around outside and see which of the perennials have made it through the winter and which didn't.
Illustrated here is my chop of the now-defunct Pontiac Solstice, a very eye-catching little convertible roadster. I decided a couple of years ago to create this sedan with a full roof and the name "Winter Solstice" just seemed perfect for it. Stonehenge in the background welcoming the winter sun. I might have posted this very illustration for LAST year's Winter Solstice. With these short days I find myself with less and less inspiration! I'm sure that will turn around soon, too.