The First of December

Today is the first of December.  I know the official change of season occurs when the Sun has traveled as far south as it can go but I’ve always thought of this date as the first day of winter.  It snowed today.  Fresh, white, festive, it brought out the colors and contrasts of the season.

So, good-bye to the pumpkins, mums and hydrangeas of fall:

12.1 Hydrangea

12.1 Pumpkins and Mums

The door now opens on winter:

12.1 Gate

Hello to the Holidays– all boxed up and ready to order.  The best words I’ve found to describe the glitz of this season come from the other side of the world.  I love the Nepali expression jili-mili, which means all things glittery and tinselly, shiny and showy.  But in New England, the best magic of all is the first lingering snowfall.

12.1 Tree Close-up12.1 Trees in Pots

12.1 Boxed Xmas Trees

12.1 Pointsetta


12.1 Xmas Chocolates

12.1 Chandy on Shelves12.1 Bows12.1 Cones in Basket12.1 Candy Canes12.1 Decorations in Basket12.1 Rose in Snow

12.1 Xmas Lights

12.1 Maple


About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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One Response to The First of December

  1. Phil Lemos says:

    Dec 1 is the first day of meteorological winter, so your thoughts are on target.

    On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 5:19 PM, HomenDunRoam

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