Saturday, December 19: It started snowing at 2:30 in the afternoon.
This is my 11-inch snowman at 3:30:
4:30 (it was dark already by then):
And then I said “Oh, the hell with it. I’m not trudging out there in snow up to my knees.”
And first thing next morning, I went out in search of the disappeared snowman:
I had to dig him out from under 13 inches of snow.
It’s the First Day of Winter!
All us Druids are celebrating the Return of the Light.
There’s a shop in downtown Roslyn (where I live on Long Island) that sells Light, in its most materially beautiful forms.
I want those hot-air balloon chandeliers.
Happy Solstice, Everyone!
(Scenes from the Long Island Sound, my holiday card for 2009)
Happy Chris — Hanu–Kwan–Solstice! The Return of the Light!
Now, go forth and LIGHTEN UP .
P.S. Pictures of the backyard cats (who were kittens last year — this is their first Winter as BIG cats) exploring the new landscape of snow are posted on the page “First Snow 2009″. Enjoy.