When we think about the fact that most of our coldest weather and the bitterest winds happen in January and February, why be happy about this day? Because after the 20th of December, the days will begin to get longer again! Only by a few minutes a day, but still it is progress toward spring.
For people like me who suffer from seasonal depression from lack of sunlight, this is indeed the big turning point in the year. I know that it's still going to be cold and dark out, but the thought of extra daylight brings me hope. The seasons are turning in a positive direction!
This was the scene out my front door early Saturday morning. It's snowing and the weather people were predicting a nice one!
A few seconds later I snapped this picture. I don't know how the snowflakes turned into fat white balls! Isn't that crazy??? I took a few more pictures afterward and none of them turned out like this.
It snowed all day Saturday and into the night. On Sunday morning at dawn our front yard was blanketed in about eight inches of white. You can see the very pale pink where the sun is going to come up.
It looks very stark and wintry out our back window looking toward the mountains. The wind comes rushing down from that direction without much to stop it.