Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great time ushering in the 2015. I know I will be napping all day as is my ideal way to start off a year. These photos were taken on the Dec. 20, the day before the winter solstice. In Edmonton the sun didn't bother getting up until 8:48 and set at 4:16 to mark our shortest day. I went out to get these photos at 4:00 and it didn't take long to turn to darkness and show the starry sky. We get a lot of clear days here being one of the sunniest cities in Canada. You would think we wouldn't spend over 80 days a year below zero but alas. At least we aren't Winter-peg, Manisnowba am I right?