Monday, December 22, 2008

Hard Freeze



The solstice sun has made a strong showing, which bodes well for the coming year. The relentless overcast ripped itself apart yesterday. All afternoon the sky was absolutely clear as a bell and the sun, though of course low in the sky, was as bright as possible, a nice silvery gold.

Dusk came early - as it does at winter solstice - but still, after such a bright afternoon, I said out loud, "Already?" The sunlight and open sky were a tonic for my soul.

Today is super cold, 17 degrees (-8 C) accompanied by a stiff wind. The sun will stream in through the windows at Quiet Waters (where i work) all day today while the super cold will kill lots of nearly ripe mosquitoes and "set" the bulb flowers properly.

I am liking this new solar year. Oh yeah!

8 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

no puddles now!! see our weather made it over to you although you've got some blue happening..... stay warm!

ArtSparker said...

Let's all grab a piece of that beautiful sky.

How does that Neil Diamond song go..."The sky's in love with you"?

willow said...

Super cold here in Central Ohio, too. It was five degrees this morning and about 50 in the house. Our old boiler has a hard time keeping up on extra frigid days. But we bundle up and enjoy the cold. (It's warmer in here now!)

Reya Mellicker said...

Cold weather is a great excuse to cook or bake something, yes? Oh yeah.

tut-tut said...

Very cold here; warming up later this week. but the cold, I find, so invigorates the mind. At least if you have a warm place to escape it.

Adrianne said...

I recognize those rooftops in the first photo! (: )

Cyndy said...

I'm hallucinating again...When I first glanced at the second photo I though "Cool, that angel statue kind of looks like a glove. Then I realized that was a glove. But it's a glove that looks like an angel statue, sort of, or at least I think so!

Reya Mellicker said...

It does look angelic! Cool!