Sunday, December 24, 2006

Winter Solstice

Well, I lied. Last week, that is, when I promised that this week I would post the second of the two recent acquisitions to my collection. But I had forgotten that this week brought us the Winter Solstice, the longest day of the year, and that I had mentally promised myself that I would post this wintery beauty in recognition of that event. So my other new acquisition will have to wait for next week.

I have to confess that I have never understood why the first day of winter is also the shortest day of the year. And that the days will be getting longer from here on out, and the sun will be spending more time in the sky each day, with the weather presumably getting warmer. It seems like the winter solstice should come smack dab in the middle of winter, not at its beginning. Oh well, I'm not the one who makes these kinds of decisions, obviously.

I have seen pictures of this tie elsewhere, but can't recall just where right now. Ah yes, here's one place. Which is a page on Knot, Kollectors of Nasty Old Ties. Anyway, it's definitely a favorite. The tie's one label reads:
Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tie!

Just want to wish you and yours a new year full of good things and great ties!

"Meeting" you and BV has certainly enhanced the past year for me.


Will said...

Thanks Mike, and here's hoping you are having a happy holiday season, too! I'm glad I've been able to add a little something pleasant to your year.


Anonymous said...

I have a Wembley spring version of this tie...must have had the four seasons.

I'm a regular reader. Happy New Year.


Will said...

Jim, I'd love to see your spring version of this Wembley tie! Do you have a picture of it?

Wishing you and ALL my readers a happy new year!