Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Winter Holiday of your choice

Challenge #154 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
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Season of Ice
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Christmas Day brought snow and ice, which has lingered, embracing and beautifying, so nice.
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Submitted: Sunday, 30th December, 2012 20:41 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 29th December, 2012
Focal length: 137 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Notes: handheld
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