It’s cloudy here, a bit of snow predicted. I have been looking forward to seeing the “Christmas Star” and the meteor showers, but I’m going to have to content myself with photographs (like that’s going to make up for something that won’t happen for another how-many centuries). Still, the Winter Solstice is a meaningful time in many cultures and for many reasons. I, for one, recognize the whole “halfway out of the dark” thing, which is one of my favorite lines from the Dr. Who Christmas episode, A Christmas Carol. The changing seasons are precious reminders of the cycles of our earth and time itself. Whatever your sentiments about the Winter Solstice, I hope you’re meeting them head-on and with enjoyment.