Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice 2011


Today is the shortest day of the year. I am always happy when this day is over, and daylight starts increasing. Normally, we in the Pacific NW are under a nonstop deluge of rain and snow.  This is a rare year, we have had a dry and sunny month. The flood control reservoirs are at extremely low levels, maybe historically low. The snow pack is low, and the ski areas are closed.


I must have seasonal S.A.D. disorder...because I am definitely much happier than normal with this sunny weather.  The temperatures get down in the 20's at night, and come up during the day.  Of course, not dealing with deep snow is a big help.