These short days make many of us want to hibernate, in the natural rhythm of northern seasons. I say it's perfect sleeping weather, or it's candle season.
Still, in the spirit of the season we get out, despite the messy weather and long nights that enclose us up here in the Upper Left Hand Corner.
With the busyness of life, I've not gotten outdoors adventuring so much the last few months. So for today, I'll just share some random shots from around the region to celebrate the coming of winter.
|Seattle sidewalk art, in the rain. Columbia City neighborhood.|
|Yarn bombing. Old King County Courthouse, downtown Seattle.|
|Nightwalk along the Willamette River, Portland|
|Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, along the Columbia River|
|Hiking in the mist, Moran State Park, Orcas Island|
|Heavy frost, Carkeek Park|
|Silver Star Mountain|
|Besides sleeping, it's great reading weather.|
|Upper Ski Bowl, Mt. Hood|
|St. James Cathedral, Seattle|
So I'll be lighting a candle to bring warmth and light to the short dark days.
How do you celebrate the winter solstice?