Monday, December 24, 2012
Welcome to Winter
Words by Greg
Photos by Trina and Greg
We've slipped over the edge of the astronomical season into Winter. Shortest day of the year. Longest night. Plus snow on the ground and frigid temperatures that make it seem like winter, astronomical or not.
Thus, another excellent excuse to be outside. New season. New explorations. And, as usual, we don't have to go far to find things we haven't seen before. Or to see something we've seen before in a new way.
Some days the hard part is getting started, breaking away from the warm house, bundling up and heading out. Luckily we have these two little furry beasts who insist on being taken somewhere every day. And who always appreciate it when we do. And who, I think, help us appreciate it, too.
Happy winter to everyone, and don't forget to spend some of those long nights inside with friends, food and cheer.
A small mystery here. Trina thought it might be feathery seed puffs in the water. But there were no fibers and it broke apart upon touching it. Perhaps dust or pollen frozen into ice, then released?