Happy Winter!

I have a hard time figuring out how today can be the first day of winter when it has been cold and snowy for over a month now. 

Either way, today happens to be one of my favorite days of the year.  I know that no matter what happens, tomorrow will be brighter.  And all this gaining of daylight will lead up to warmer temperatures, budding trees and summertime.  Today is a beginning and an end. 

To celebrate the arrival of winter, I stayed up last night to watch the lunar eclipse.  It was amazing to see.  Some were calling it a magical night, and I must agree.  There is something special about being able to witness an event that so rarely happens.  Happy Winter!

Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010