Since the alleged discovery of Arthur and Guinevere's remains in the century, it has been claimed that Glastonbury Tor stands on the site of ancient Avalon. Once surrounded by marshland, it was virtually an island during the Dark Ages.
As the winter solstice approaches, a sleepy sun rises just above the horizon at Denali National Park in Alaska. Periwinkle connects sunrise to sunset as wistful light spills into the Nenana River canyon. Photo by National Park Service.