Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super-strong dark roast, a piping hot cuppa tea or some cocoa.It is a beautiful sunny day, though on a the cool side, hovering just around freezing. But, amazingly enough, the snow is all gone. OK, there are still some piles. After over a week below freezing, it got up to 60 F/15 C yesterday. We had a warm rain that lasted over 24 hours, and washed all of that snow away. Oh, were are we? Yes, still in NH, as you can see from that photo, though hopefully soon I’ll be able to go back down to Cape Cod (Sunday, maybe Monday…)
Besides the snow I talked about last week, we did have some on Monday. Here is photo out of my kitchen window on Monday morning, a bit of a Solstice Sunrise.
Thinking of Monday, I did miss the great conjunction, or whatever, but I was able to get a photo on Tuesday. The double-planet was moving in and out of clouds, so not great, but you can sort of see Saturn’s rings, even if you can’t see Jupiter’s moons.
Not a whole lot to say beyond that. It was a normal week, in ways. i worked three days. I walked and played with dogs. I was able to run on Thursday, and will tomorrow. I’ve started using a row machine, so that helps cardio-vascular when it is too wet and snowy for running. And exercise. There was music, both what I played with my hands and listening. the usual.
There was also Christmas. Like most of the people on the Earth, I had a Zoom meeting with family. I bumped into a few people around town on the 24th, so that was nice since there obviously were no parties. Christmas dinner was nice, if not exciting. I drank on of my last bottles of 2000 Bordeaux, perhaps the last of the Pavilon Rouge (there may be one more).
And that was it. I hope you have a great week! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a happy Christmas. Whatever solstice tradition you have, I know it was an odd year, but I hope it went well :)
I’m heading out for a walk with the dogs to enjoy the sun after the pouring rain all day yesterday (yes, I had three wet walks!). If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to stop by, but my blog visiting has been very low this week and I know it will continue to sink as I do other things.
Have a wonderful weekend!