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  Winter solstice celebrations of Christianity, Judaism, Neopaganism, etc
On that day, due to the earth's tilt on its axis, the daytime hours are at a minimum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a maximum.
The concept of birth and or death/rebirth became associated with the winter solstice.
One of the stones marked the position of the sun at the time of the winter solstice and were probably used in religious rituals.
www.religioustolerance.org /winter_solstice.htm   (3376 words)

  
 Ancient Origins: Solstice
When it's winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is directly overhead at noon only along the Tropic of Capricorn, on which lie such places as Sao Paulo, Brazil, southern Madagascar, and areas north of Brisbane, Australia.
Winter solstice was overlaid with Christmas, and the observance of Christmas spread throughout the globe.
Winter solstice celebrations are also part of the cultural heritage of Pakistan and Tibet.
www.candlegrove.com /solstice.html   (2057 words)

  
 Winter Park Resort - Official Ski Resort Website - Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort featuring over 3,000 acres of award-winning terrain including groomers, terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps.
Last season, Winter Park Resort received 365 inches of snow much in part to its ideal location amidst the Rocky Mountains.
Just 67 miles northwest of Denver, Winter Park Resort is the closest major destination resort to Denver International Airport and offers its guests an abundance of activities and events for the young and the young at heart.
www.skiwinterpark.com   (160 words)

  
  Colorado Ski Resorts and Skiing: Winter Park, CO
Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort featuring over 3,000 acres of award-winning terrain including groomers, terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps.
Last season, Winter Park Resort received 365 inches of snow much in part to its ideal location amidst the Rocky Mountains.
Just 67 miles northwest of Denver, Winter Park Resort is the closest major destination resort to Denver International Airport and offers its guests an abundance of activities and events for the young and the young at heart.
www.skiwinterpark.com /index.htm   (126 words)

  
  Star Wars: Databank | Winter
As a young girl growing up in the Royal House of Alderaan, the silver-haired Winter was often mistaken for Leia Organa, as her refined demeanor and aristocratic manners better befit the image of a princess than the tomboy young Leia was.
Winter also served as nanny to Leia's newly born twins, Jacen and Jaina.
Winter was sequestered on New Alderaan with the children, and later, on the remote fragmented world of Anoth.
www.starwars.com /databank/character/winter/index.html   (613 words)

  
  Winter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones.
However, in the United Kingdom and Ireland the winter solstice is traditionally considered as midwinter, the winter season beginning November 1 on All Hallows or Samhain.
Winter is highly symbolic of many things to many people and has been used to represent various things by artists in all media.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter   (1593 words)

  
 Winter solstice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice usually falls on December 21/December 22, which is the southern hemisphere's summer solstice.
Since the winter solstice, summer solstice, vernal equinox, and autumnal equinox were probably observed for the first time by people in the northern hemisphere, these naming conventions originally corresponded to the northern hemisphere's seasons.
The passage and chamber of Newgrange, a tomb in Ireland, are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter_solstice   (625 words)

  
 Winter
But think about this: winter is when earth’s north pole is tilted farther away from the sun than at any other time of the year.
During the winter we see some rain, but sometimes we see other forms of precipitation too.
But in winter, the temperature of the air is sometimes cold enough all the way from the clouds to the ground, so snowflakes don’t melt into raindrops.
www.wxdude.com /winter.html   (517 words)

  
 Winter.
In winter, these animals herd together in the hilly woods, and they are said to show great sagacity in treading down the snow to form their moose-yards.
In winter our hare is white, with touches of fawn-color; in summer, reddish brown; but they differ so much in shading that two individuals are never found exactly alike.
Dead and shrivelled leaves are still hanging on some trees, here and there; not all the storms of winter have been able to loosen their hold on the lower limbs of the beeches; they cling, also, at this late day to some oaks, and hickories, and maples.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/cooper/hours/winter.html   (14497 words)

  
 Winter in Children's Literature
Winter is also traditionally a time for working on crafts including the early subsistence crafts such as spinning and weaving.
Winter doesn't always mean ice and snow or even cold, of course, and a large map may be the best way to focus on the more subtle signs of winter in various climates around the world.
In this Chippewa folktale, a duck outwits winter on the shores of Lake Superior.
www.carolhurst.com /subjects/winter.html   (2476 words)

  
 Winter Solstice
In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth's equator.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Cancer.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter and summer solstices are reversed.
www.infoplease.com /spot/wintersolstice1.html   (324 words)

  
 Winter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, are possible within the next day or two.
Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous.
Winter travel requires that some additional safety and repair items be added to the trunk of the car.
www.ksready.gov /winter.htm   (7051 words)

  
 Winter Crafts for Kids - Enchanted Learning Software
Find the words in the Winter wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "Winter holiday." Or go to the answers.
Label the winter words in English, including snow, snowflake, snowman, hat, scarf, glove, sled, ski, cold, ice skate, icicle, and evergreen tree.
Label the winter words in German, including snow, snowflake, snowman, hat, scarf, glove, sled, ski, cold, ice skate, icicle, and evergreen tree.
www.enchantedlearning.com /crafts/winter   (1653 words)

  
 Winter - Switzerland Tourism
Whether it's a report on the pistes or the cross-country ski-runs, a report on tobogganing, fun sport or winter walks - the information is up-to-the minute, reliable and comprehensive.
Located in the centre of the Alps, we are the winter destination with an enviable history of caring for our guests.
Just as multi-layered as the snow covering the eternal peaks of the Swiss Alps are the various possibilities to experience winter in Switzerland, individually and naturally.
www.myswitzerland.com /en.cfm/home/wintervacation   (318 words)

  
 FEMA For Kids: Winter Storms
Winter Weather Advisory: Cold, ice and snow are expected.
Winter Storm Watch: Severe weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two.
Winter Storm Warning: Severe winter conditions have begun or will begin very soon.
www.fema.gov /kids/wntstrm.htm   (139 words)

  
 WSC 2007
Learn the Power of Simulation - Register for the Simulation 101 Workshop (Saturday, Dec. 8)
WSC'07 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Winter Simulation Conference, featuring a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice.
Contents copyright © 1996, Winter Simulation Conference Board of Directors
www.wintersim.org   (443 words)

  
 Winter Haven News - Topix
A manhunt is under way for two men who Winter Haven police said stole a Buick, led an officer on a chase, then fired shots at the officer outside an apartment complex early Friday.
Professional gator trappers were called to the Edgewater Efficiency Apartments on Sixth Street in Winter Haven on Monday night after the apartment manager's dog was almost attacked during an evening stroll.
Mark Thomas, former director of Polk County's Housing and Neighborhood Development Division, was selected Thursday as the new executive director of the Winter Haven Housing Authority.
www.topix.net /city/winter-haven-fl   (746 words)

  
 WINTER HIKING & SNOWSHOEING
I hope it will (1) create awareness that hiking is a year-round sport (2) promote use of appropriate gear for winter hiking, winter backpacking and snowshoeing and (3) provide information that may help someone stay healthy and alive, while out in it.
Another distinction between hiking in the other three seasons and hiking in the Winter snow via snowshoes is the experience of the quiet and serenity of the snow-covered landscape.
My intent here is not to duplicate Winter Gear Lists that have already been published in the "Gear" section at this website, but to highlight a subset that has high affinity to the sport of snowshoeing.
www.backpacking.net /winter.html   (3734 words)

  
 Winter Storms the Deceptive Killers
Sometimes winter storms are accompanied by strong winds creating blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow, severe drifting, and dangerous wind chill.
Extreme cold often accompanies a winter storm or is left in its wake.
In areas unaccustomed to winter weather, near freezing temperatures are considered "extreme cold." Freezing temperatures can cause severe damage to citrus fruit crops and other vegetation.
www.nws.noaa.gov /om/brochures/wntrstm.htm   (2436 words)

  
 User:Frantik/Winter - Meta
Winter (Wiki Interpreter) is an extension which adds an interpreted language to Mediawiki pages.
Escape characters are now only translated inside of a Winter command instead of anywhere on the page.
This ensures that users who are unaware Winter is installed are not confused.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/User:Frantik/Winter   (344 words)

  
 American Red Cross
A winter storm WATCH means a winter storm is possible in your area.
A winter storm WARNING means a winter storm is headed for your area.
Heart attacks from shoveling heavy snow are a leading cause of deaths during winter.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/0,1082,0_595_,00.html   (637 words)

  
 Winter Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables
A winter themed picture to color and space to write a short story to go with the picture.
From "boots" to "winter", each page of this mitten-shaped shapebook has a word relating to winter.
Winter is ___." Use this paper, with snowmen in the surrounding border, to write a winter poem.
www.abcteach.com /directory/seasonalseasons/winter   (1360 words)

  
 Winter: Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Have students create a winter scene, using multicolored geometric shapes, such as circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons, made of paper or other material.
Have each student send a warm winter's greeting to a family member or a friend with an e-card.
Winter is often a time for catching a cold.
www.eduplace.com /monthlytheme/december/winter_activities.html   (447 words)

  
 Winter Sites
A fun site with little songs and activities that can be used on their own or as add-on's to winter stories.
It features a number of schools who participated in the project by sharing a winter book they read and the activities they did with the book.
Winter Songs that can also be used as poems.
www.fvsd.ab.ca /stm/winter_sites.htm   (1597 words)

  
 Wyoming Winter Activities - Yellowstone National Park, Skiing, Snowmobiling - WyomingTourism.org
The state is a place of epic scenery, ranging from rugged mountain peaks and spectacular alpine landscapes, to the wide-open spaces of the plains and, of course, the astonishing beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Winter brings other types of beauty and meaning to Wyoming that the summer visitor rarely experiences.
Winter in Yellowstone National Park allows visitors to see that geysers, which are beautiful in summer, are even more amazing in winter.
www.wyomingtourism.org /cms/index.php?id=62   (647 words)

  
 Total Escape! California's Guide to Get-Aways! - Winter Escapes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Winter looks like it's here and dumping tons of snow at the higher elevations of the Sierras.
The holidays are upon us and the light dusting of snow at some local mountain ranges is enough to put anyone into the spirit of the season.
The summer crowds are gone and the winter snow has yet to fall.
www.totalescape.com /tripez/seasons/winter.html   (348 words)

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