Archive for December 12th, 2010

Proof of winter

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Snow decorating Arum maculatum, before aeolian processes flipped it away.

Our weather turned today, with wind (big wind—advisories across most of the state, with gusts over 30 mph), and even snow—although the meteorologists this morning said the latter wouldn’t get to this part of the city—hah!

I know there’s the post-solstice astronomical winter (which has not yet arrived), but there’s also winter (or other seasons) as defined by the weather—the poetic delineation, perhaps? And we’re now enmeshed in winter here in the Sunny South (only a very few glancing flirts with sunshine today), given the flurries, low temps, bitter winds, and the like (brr!).