As the final day of 2012 draws to a close, I decided to snap a few exterior candids while the light still held. Since snow has been falling all day, and will continue falling through New Year’s Eve, I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to photograph a phenomenal sunset. I don’t have high hopes for a fabulous New Year’s Day sunrise either, since it will probably still be snowing then. When I pulled the memory card out of my camera, I found several photographs I took of our exterior Christmas lights eleven days ago, before the world ended. We received our first winter snow the day before winter and that snow still rests on some of our lawn. Sunday’s high of nearly 50 degrees almost wiped it out, but today’s snow fall and plunging temperatures are shoring up the white.
I let Apollo and Lexy out in the backyard about an hour before sunset. Snow fell steadily around them while I took a few snapshots:
I also took some photos of the house, trees, fence, mailbox and yard.
Because the weather is forecast to be rotten for the rest of the night, Terry, Apollo, Lexy and I will ring in the new year from the safety and warmth of our own home.
Rather than wax overlong recapping this past year (which you can review through my past blog posts just as easily as I can), I’ll leave you with this quote from Charles Dickens as parting thought for 2012:
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”