Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Light of Return

About a week after the solstice the days begin to get slightly longer. I usually notice it in the afternoon as the sun hesitates before sinking behind the buildings.

It is young light, really bright and short lived.

I walked across the Williamsburg bridge the day after Christmas, amazed that I was able to do anything at all.

It was cold and the colors on the bridge were rich.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Snow

We had our first snow of the season today. Well, there was a little snow on Sunday but it did not do very much.

This storm started with big heavy flakes and great potential, but it never really got cold enough to stick. At least the city did not deploy its usual army of snow plows and salt spreaders.

The sun slipped past the clouds in the afternoon for a bit of alpenglow. As soon as I noticed, I jumped into my boots and rushed outside.

December light, my favorite, is fleeting.