Newgrange Collects Winter Sunlight To Illuminate Its Entire Chamber
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For centuries people recognized the shorter days of winter by tracking the dwindling presence of the sun. Huge monuments were built to capture the scarce light and these structures are still common in the British Isles.
Trees accentuate the beauty of snow in Colorado winters; and though many may be void of leaves, the heavy snowfall can sculpt the trees into works of art. Each tree species has a different response to heavy snowfall.