Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Yule!

Currently re-reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Today's Yule, aka the Winter Solstice, aka the first day of winter.

Was anyone able to see the lunar eclipse early this morning?  Normally, our backyard would have afforded a perfect view (North America had prime seats), but the #*$@ Houston cloud cover didn't cooperate. 

Wonder Dog and I checked several times between 1:30 AM and 2:35 AM.  Nope, nothing but city light pollution reflected off low, scudding cumuli. *sigh*  We finally gave up and crawled into our respective beds.

It's not often I wish for a cold front.  But if the last line of winter storms had drifted farther south than Huntsville on Sunday, last night would have had crystal clear skies.  Gotta love the funky orange color reflected light from Earth gives our favorite satellite.

Granted the coldest weather here in North America is yet to come, but on the plus side, our days will start getting longer again.  Enjoy the Yule spirit!


  1. Happy Yule to you, too! I didn't see the Lunar Eclipse. Knowing I had to get up and go into work gave me no option but to choose sleep.

  2. Yeah, Savannah, sometimes reality and the sleep gods must be honored.

    In my case, after pulling a seven-hour shift at the store, I was still wired for sound when the eclipse started. Not that I could see anything, but at least I got some gifts wrapped.

  3. Hi. I'm a new reader to your blog. I found you over at Savannah Rose's place. Nice to meet you.

    I was not able to catch the moon, but I did celebrate the new season.

    Happy Solstice.

  4. Hi T.H.W! New friends are always welcome! And anyone with a Wonder Woman icon is doubly welcome. *grin*

    Gotta ask--whatcha think of W.W.'s new costume?