Monday, December 22, 2008
From Fall to Winter...But Lengthening Days
Yesterday marked the winter solstice, the darkest, shortest day of the year. This morning it already feels brighter to me, for now, each day, there will be a little more light, and then a little more, and a little more, until it is spring again.
Photo: Noah behind the potted oregano-cum-geranium, which is jammed next to a Chinese fan palm.
Meanwhile, we'll appreciate how the barren tree branches are sketches in the sky, how the sun reflects from the occasional snows, how the winter birds sing on the random warmish afternoon, when there is a hint of earth smell in the air.
Indoors, we will create a little springtime of our own, in the back guestroom, where morning and afternoon, it is always bright.
Photo: Christopher inspects the same plants, the geranium bravely blooming. Outside, rain patters on the window.