The cold is coming.
December's winter solstice.
Start of the season.
~Robert Pettit, "Winter Solstice"
|Snowy morning in the Snoqualmie Valley. Lainey Piland photo|
The haiku poem above perfectly describes this time of the year. The winter solstice has come and gone. The winter season has officially begun, and here in western Washington, we are still waiting for the cold to arrive! It has been an unusually warm December so far - the warmest December on record, in fact. Snowy scenes like the one above seem like an impossible dream at the moment.
The good news is that the shortest days of the year are already behind us, and we have lengthening daylight and brighter days to look forward to. That is a gift to be thankful for!
Have a very merry Christmas!