The sun rose at 1023am and set at 1355pm. The length of the day was 3 hours and 31 minutes.
Glögg belongs To Christmas. (In the old times hot glögg was given to the messengers who had been riding or skiing in cold weather.) It is spiced (ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bitter orange) hot drink that very often contains some alcohol but not always.
Today liquer stores sell readymade Glöggs that you just heat up carefully not to burn out the alcohol. The alcohol content may come from rum, or from some clear spirit or from wine. Or you can buy non-alcohol ones in grocery stores. I often drink those and save the ones with alcohol for special occasions. When the glögg is heated raisins and almonds are added into it.
There is an article in Wikipedia and if you scroll down a bit, there is a chapter "Nordic Glögg" and there you can find more infromation and be maybe encouraged to try your own mixture.
While I walked the dogs today, I took these pictures with my phone to show you. As you can see the sun is not very high and all these were taken around noon. The day was beautiful, there was some new snow, the temperature was just little bit below zero and the wind was gentle compared to last week.
There is going to be knitting content here, hopefully soon, but I thought I would share something every day until December 24th, things that I might never come around to write and pictures I would never take otherwise. It will be interesting to document the nature and see the changes. I would really love to record the song of the lake, the scaring sounds that echo around while the ice grows. Hopefully I can catch that.
See you tomorrow and wool until then,