Christmas Tree: World Tree

"Now Christmas is past, Twelfth Night is the last, To the Old Year adieu, Great joy to the new!" — Traditional Carol This morning dawned bright and cold, - 19 F cold. Lots of evaporative fog over the lake. Major thaw coming later this week? This morning Jennie left to work in Africa for two … Continue reading Christmas Tree: World Tree

Epiphany: Little Christmas

A snowy, blustery, frigid , monochrome day! Today is Epiphany: Little Christmas. This day in the Christian liturgical calendar honors the arrival of the Wise Men at the stable in Bethlehem. They had been following a star for months and were far from home. We say they were wise because, even though they were tired, they … Continue reading Epiphany: Little Christmas

Christmas Eve

A cloudy morning with a flurry passing by now and then. It is seasonably cold following two storms of snow and ice. The snow lies deep across the land, promising a white Christmas. Christmas music, much of it bad, fills the airwaves. More snow tomorrow; snow on Christmas Day is a meteorological rarity here even … Continue reading Christmas Eve