The Winter Solstice marks the time in the Northern hemisphere when the Earth’s poles are at the maximum tilt away from the Sun. This date marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. Nights will become shorter from this date onward so enjoy the darkness tonight when it is at its most potent and lengthy for the entire year.
Tonight, December 5th, is Krampus night, the night when the half-goat and half-demon Krampus arrives to punish naughty boys & girls. The punishment ranges from spankings with a switch made of hard reeds to kidnappings in which Krampus stuffs the children in his sack to take them away forever. There are odd shadows in the pic below and almost seem to show Krampus descending on my little town.
This time of year,the nights are longer than ever. Electricity is humming all through the evening hours to make up for the loss of natural light. Just outside of the glow cast by your house lights, there is a world of darkness consumed with mystery. In all likelihood, there is nothing out there, bu my on your slim chance you are wrong, there’s no way to know what is hiding there in the night.
It is a gorgeous, perfect night. I am on vacation in Montauk. Happy Halloween everyone!
I wrote and published a book recently called “Night School for Insomniac Children.” It’s available on Amazon.com right now just in time for spooky season. Here’s the link:
September is here and so is the unofficial start of spooky season. Halloween is in the air from this point onward. Each day gets shorter and each night gets longer.
Tonight’s full Buck Moon was spectacular. It is also known as Dharma Day, Guru Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Rose Moon or Thunder Moon. Here is a video:
The restaurant I like is only doing takeout now. It’s hard to park there but they are so close I can walk. The path is straightforward, but there are no streetlights and I have to rely on motion sensor lights in people’s front yards to guide me so I don’t trip over anything. It’s always unsettling when the motion sensor lights go on before you are in their range.
Here is the very first episode of Night Roamers:
Never forget that, no matter how much darkness surrounds you, there is always light that can pierce through it. One small beacon of light can be seen in the darkest night. There may be bad in the world, but there also will always be good.