December

Holidailies 2006



Rainy Street (night shot)

Originally uploaded by Ms.Snarky.


With a single sweep of the clock hands, a single flip of the calendar page, November is over, and December is here.

In my neighborhood, November ended with meteorological drama: 70+ degrees in the afternoon descending to a rainy 35 before midnight on the morning of the 30th, with snow – SNOW! – during the morning and early afternoon.

I usually wait til the first weekend in December to decorate my house, but I wanted to take advantage of Wednesday’s warm temperatures, and I also wanted the lights up so I could watch them shimmer in the mist. Lights seem to twinkle more when there’s rain or snow.

As the day progressed, the sky almost cleared, then grew blacker, though when I took the dogs out into the icy yard just a few moments ago, the moon was shining brightly, and the running lights from planes high above the trees were sparkling in the frosty air.

And now it’s December, and Christmas is coming bringing family with it, and somehow, somehow, after dreary November, everything seems bright and full of hope again.

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5 thoughts on “December

  1. Wolf woke me up at 330 to use the little dog’s room…and here I am still up. Just heard a coyote howl outside…and it’s still quite warm out. Where do I live again?

  2. I can’t believe how warm it is. Yesterday was November 30 and it reached 70 degrees, in Boston!

    I hear a rumor of the ‘S’ word for Sunday, though. :(

  3. Wow. That’s really all I can say. Wow. We’ve had snow too, but your sounds worse.

    Glad you got your decorating done though. Decorating in the snow just isn’t as much fun – unless your decor is snowpeople and there’s someone waiting inside with hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies…

    Had to laugh when I saw your tag – somehow I just knew you’d be doing the holidailies dance!

  4. I am amazed at how fast the weather has turned. I wore my trench coat and woolies to the office today, and even that wasn’t enough to ward off the bone-chilling cold.

    I’ll lay on extra tea through the weekend.

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