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« Reply #30: December 07, 2007, 05:43:31 pm »

Ahh canadian weather. Cold, Colder, Miserable and Cold and Hot....

...To me fall is also when the temparature starts to go lower. Below 10-15 degrees. Winter is when There's not only a lot of snow but the temparature starts to steadily remain under 0.

You're talking centigrade, aren't you? I hope to gods you're talking centigrade.

If I had to live through a Canadian winter, I'd end up throwing myself off a cliff.
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« Reply #31: December 07, 2007, 05:49:37 pm »

You're talking centigrade, aren't you? I hope to gods you're talking centigrade.

yea, I am talking centigrade. LOL, wow that would have been some shock to you, 10-15 fahrenheit = fall, that would NOT be fun.

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I'm from south india, winter is anything below 15-20 celsius where I used to live (10 is SUPER COLD). Imagine how I feel!

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« Reply #32: December 07, 2007, 08:09:14 pm »

I woke up for sunrise the past couple of years.  The first year I went back to bed, the second I didn't.  Smiley

Here are the pictures I took two years ago: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/ariancraidd/solstice2005/

I no longer live in the same apartment, but I have almost the same view.
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« Reply #33: December 07, 2007, 08:10:52 pm »

Except we call our seasons 'Winter' and 'Construction'.

Sounds like where I went to college! ROFL
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« Reply #34: December 07, 2007, 09:39:03 pm »


You mean.. people live in places where there ISN'T snow in April? Shocked
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« Reply #35: December 07, 2007, 11:59:27 pm »

You mean.. people live in places where there ISN'T snow in April? Shocked
Exotic, isn't it? Cheesy

(I lived in "Winterpeg" for a year and a bit back in the late '70s - I missed Calgary's chinooks less than I'd expected to, but I 'bout went nuts come April.  Winter wasn't even thinking about packing its bags yet, much less leaving!)

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« Reply #36: December 08, 2007, 03:21:05 pm »

Exotic, isn't it? Cheesy

(I lived in "Winterpeg" for a year and a bit back in the late '70s - I missed Calgary's chinooks less than I'd expected to, but I 'bout went nuts come April.  Winter wasn't even thinking about packing its bags yet, much less leaving!)

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Ahh, yes. Thats my hometown. Smiley But it seems the weather changes pretty quickly (yet not unpredictably.. if that makes sense) when it wants to. Gotta love this -36 C with the windchill weather.. I'm still trying to wrap it around my head that its going to get even colder! Cheesy
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« Reply #37: December 08, 2007, 05:52:36 pm »

You mean.. people live in places where there ISN'T snow in April? Shocked

This morning's weather forecast on one of the local radio stations was 'Cold and crappy 'til April'.

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« Reply #38: December 08, 2007, 06:22:24 pm »

This morning's weather forecast on one of the local radio stations was 'Cold and crappy 'til April'.

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Your winters are the only thing that have prevented your homeland from having to endure an onslaught of sensible (read: liberal) Americans emigrating up north (esp. in the last 7 years). This one included.

Fear global warming.
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« Reply #39: December 08, 2007, 06:49:29 pm »

Your winters are the only thing that have prevented your homeland from having to endure an onslaught of sensible (read: liberal) Americans emigrating up north (esp. in the last 7 years). This one included.

Fear global warming.

Well, theres always Vancouver. Roll Eyes

It really all depends on where in Canada you go.
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« Reply #40: December 09, 2007, 01:14:47 am »

I go by the same idea: there's a reason (to my thinking) that there are traditional references to the solstices as 'midsummer' and 'midwinter'.

If midwinter is Yule/winter solstice, what's the names for the equnoxes and the summer solstice/midsummer?

Or do they have names beside Spring equinox, Autumnal equinox and midsummer?
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« Reply #41: December 09, 2007, 01:22:52 am »

If midwinter is Yule/winter solstice, what's the names for the equnoxes and the summer solstice/midsummer?

Or do they have names beside Spring equinox, Autumnal equinox and midsummer?

Well.. Yule is to Winter Solstice as Midsummer is to Summer Solstice, as far as I've been able to tell.

Spring Equinox is also known as the Vernal Equinox, I believe.
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« Reply #42: December 09, 2007, 10:43:46 am »

If midwinter is Yule/winter solstice, what's the names for the equnoxes and the summer solstice/midsummer?

Or do they have names beside Spring equinox, Autumnal equinox and midsummer?
Some trads/paths use Ostara (Eostre, Eostar)(spring), Mabon (autumn), and Litha (midsummer).  I have "careless eclecticism" issues with them and have over the years been gradually moving away from using them, but I don't get militant about others' usage (unless they include "traditional ancient festivals" garbage with it, but that's Bad History and a much more serious matter in my books).

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« Reply #43: December 09, 2007, 10:56:08 am »

If midwinter is Yule/winter solstice, what's the names for the equnoxes and the summer solstice/midsummer?

Or do they have names beside Spring equinox, Autumnal equinox and midsummer?

I just did a little poking around. Some options seem to include
spring/fall
vernal/autumnal
Pisces equinox and Virgo equinox (based on the constellations they're in)
Northward equinox and southward equinox (based on motion of the apparent orbit, I think.)

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/druidiccalendar.html has some interesting name suggestions I've also seen. (We use Ostara and Mabon, but I find myself somewhat frustrated by them at times.)
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« Reply #44: December 09, 2007, 12:50:38 pm »

If midwinter is Yule/winter solstice, what's the names for the equnoxes and the summer solstice/midsummer?

In Gwyddon Tradition, the names are

Spring Equinox - Herdda's Day
Summer Solstice - Litha's Day (MidSummer)
Fall Equinox - Hellith's Day
Winter Solstice - Yule (MidWinter)

And it should be noted that the Equinoxes weren't added into our tradition until the late 1800s and most of the time I tend to forget about them.
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