Here we have yesterday’s sunset afterglow just before night took control – almost other-worldly. The day’s light is lingering noticeably longer now; this image was taken about 4:20 yesterday afternoon, when it would have been dark prior to the winter solstice.  


And, today, the grip of the seemingly interminable and bitter cold spell seems to have been loosened; it was 20 degrees (Fahrenheit) at 9 a.m. this morning. We had light snow last night, which is supposed to resume later today. All is well. (Brooklin, Maine)