What is best about the Winter solstice?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 163 votes:

It means the year is about over and I'm looking forward to the new one!
(10 votes, 6%)
Red dot

Days are getting longer and I want more sunshine!
(118 votes, 72%)
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It is summer south of the Equator!
(2 votes, 1%)
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Time to think about new gardens/plants for next year.(tell us!)
(23 votes, 14%)
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Other (what is it?)
(10 votes, 6%)
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Previous Polls

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

Definitely looking forward to more daylight.

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

Same here, more sunlight. So far, that seems to be the definite winner.

Like a plant, I thrive on sunlight.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Hmmm...seems to be a trend in the making....

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Yah, longing for more of that sunshine. ^_^

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

Yep, a trend for sure.

I'm telling you, after more than a day or two w/o sunshine I start to wither noticeably.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Been there, done that! :(

San Francisco Bay Ar, CA(Zone 9b)

Bring on the sunshine!

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

Clearly no vampires in this crowd.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

For me it means snow will actually hit and stay for awhile. I want more snow!! LOL. I like the sunshine part too but I don't mind shorter days. lol

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Defiantly glad to see the days lengthening.

Olympia, WA

Even though I used one of those full spectrum lights here on my computer desk, I still celebrate the fact that the days are getting longer - regardless of how small the daily increments might be.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

LOL!! Looks like I'm the only one so far looking forward to putting 2010 in the rear view mirror!!!

Hornick, IA(Zone 4b)

2010 in the rear view ain't bad but I need the warmth of spring.
My fingers don't claw through ice very well, so bring on the sunshine, I have my first catalog!!!!!!! an my snow blower broke down.

Melbourne, FL

I am just about ready to start my spring seeds. I have a new grow light arriving soon. We have had another horrible winter with freezing temps, so I don't look forward to the winters as much as I used to here.

northeast, IL(Zone 5a)

It means it's almost Christmas!!

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

I voted for: "Time to think about new gardens/plants for next year"

I enjoy looking through the seed catalogs that are arriving daily this time of year. I always send in my seed orders during the first week of January.

I was born and raised in England, so am used to not having too much sunshine.

Here's a photo of my hometown.

Thumbnail by HoneybeeNC
Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

What a lovely village!
Thanks for sharing!

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

I marked "other" because I'm looking for to my trip to Calif to see my son and grandson and than when I get back we'll be getting our new home put on the property so not much gardening going on here next year, but watch out for the following year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dearborn, MI(Zone 5b)

All of the above!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

That's a beautiful place, Honeybee!! ^_^

Allthingsplants, FL(Zone 8b)

It means it's my birthday!

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

Happy Birthday, flaflwrgrl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Allthingsplants, FL(Zone 8b)

Thank you marti!

Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

More Sun! Giggedy goo!

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

Sun is good, but not the end-all for me. Daylight is what I'm looking forward to.

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

flaflwrgrl, Happy Birthday! If you put your birthday on your profile, you'll automatically come up next year for the 'official DG birthday greeting'. :)
I'm looking forward to it NOT being dark at 6pm any more!

This message was edited Dec 29, 2010 8:29 PM

Dayton, OH

I voted for the new gardens/plants. I will enjoy the longer days also, but until then I like looking at all the garden catalogues, and getting a lot of rest before Spring gets here.
I'm not a Spring Chicken anymore. LOL

Like the picture of your home town Honeybee.

I watch HGTV- and sometimes they have house hunter's international on. I see some people from England on there, looking for homes in Paris or Spain, because of the weather. They say it rain's a lot in England, or it's to foggy.

Hazel Crest, IL(Zone 5a)

HoneybeeNC, where is this town located?

Nurmo, Finland(Zone 4b)


I'm looking forward to it not being dark at 4PM!


It was my dad's BD too. He didn't like it much because he usually just got one present as it was so near to Christmas.

Richmond, KY(Zone 6b)

To me it means NEW YEARS EVE!!

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

OH, my, 4pm in your country, that does bite, patgeorge!

Logan Lake, BC(Zone 3a)

Longer days, I hate getting up at 7: AM and it's still dark!!!

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

I have ordered my seeds, and preping the garden for the Spring. This picture is from last Summer, I got tired of cutting the grass front of my house, so I have planted flowers around my firehydrent.

Thumbnail by kiseta
Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

And Happy Birthday KyWoods! Best wishes for many more.

I'm voting

Days are getting longer and I want more sunshine!

and maybe I'll come back a few more times to vote for it again...

day after day....

until I am satisfied.

So there! 8 )

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

LOL Thanks, podster, I had sunshine, nearly 50 degrees (warm for here!) and the snow is nearly gone, so I had a very happy birthday!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Now that I understand!

I have restrained myself from whining about shorter, darker and colder days this fall and feel that I was rewarded when the first day of winter ~ the famed winter solstice ~ was 83 and sunny. Life IS good!

Allthingsplants, FL(Zone 8b)

patgeorge, I always hated it growing up because I never got birthday paper with so much Christmas paper around AND my present usually got put under the tree & because it was in Xmas paper she would get mixed up as to which one was for my B-Day so I had to "pick 1" from under the tree. Far to late, when I became an adult, I realized:
You know how you always get antsy a few days before Xmas to open a gift? I GET TO!
Now why couldn't someone have put it to me that way when I was a kid?

Thanking everyone for the birthday wishes.

Dayton, OH

kiseta very pretty, and good idea

Flaflwrgrl Happy Birthday and you are right about when you were younger people should have put Birthday paper on your gift.
and how do people find out when someone has a Birthday on Dave's Garden?

"Happy New Year" Everyone and may "2011" be much better than "2010"

This message was edited Dec 31, 2010 2:19 PM

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

If you look on the right side of your DG homepage, you'll see the birthday list of the day. Click on the link right below the names, and it will bring you to the birthday forum. Here is today's birthday thread, and you can start your own for a certain friend if you like:

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