Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.
While marking the first day of winter, for me it also means that,
after today, the days will begin to lengthen.
As Earth begins her gradual tip towards the Sun,
we will begin to notice the additional daylight
by the end of January.
These pictures were taken a year ago to the day.
A couple children and their mom built this snow family
in the yard in front of their apartment.
Today, the forecast is for rain with temperatures
in the low 50's. Out west a snowstorm as been blowing
our direction, threatening a white Christmas.