Thursday, December 22, 2011

Solstice Greetings

It's actually the day after the solstice, but since the sun hit its nadir at 10:30 p.m. last night, I'm only off by 90 minutes.  The weather seems to be cooperating with the season--we've had near freezing temperatures all day with off-and-on snow showers.  Now that it's dark, the wind has really come up, blowing the snow to the West Mesa. 

The wind-chill is really quite impressive.  I can't say I'd like to be up above 10,000' on a night like this.  On the other hand, a Canadian Coast Guard officer once told me, "There's no such thing as bad weather; just inappropriate clothing."  

I hope the turtles are burrowed in deep.  After this storm clears off on Christmas Eve Day, the temps are going to plummet.  Even the cats are staying in today.  

And so, on this windy, cold, wintery night, a Merry Solstice to all and a Happy Festivus for the rest of us.  

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