Thursday, December 8, 2011

Even the Sweepings are Magical

If I was a better photographer, and perhaps had a better camera, or knew how to enhance a picture with the  IPhoto tools, then you could see what I see:  even the sweepings are more magical in December.  Amongst the dog and cat hair, the dust and detritus of daily living, there are sparkles and glistenings -- bits of tinsel and glitter and leaves shed from the Christmas Tree (artificial though it is, it still sheds, and all decorated with 36 years of accumulated ornaments, glows with as much spirit as any tree from a tree lot would, imo).

We woke up yesterday to some unexpected snow accumulation.  Snow (which we define as "not rain" falling from the sky) is pretty rare here in December.  Most of our snow, which means usually one or two snowfalls, often with little or no accumulation, happens in January and February.  Every few years we might get a snow that leaves inches on the ground.  December is most often in the 50's and 60's, with lows in the 40's or maybe 30's, and pretty rainy.  Prior to this snow on Wednesday it had been raining since Saturday night.  Today it's finally clear and sunny (but cold!).

The snow is all gone now.

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