We took a couple of days off and went to hide in the mountains up Ohio Pass just out of Gunnison. It seemed like December was going to end with no snow to speak of. Then mother nature heard the community’s pleas and the snow gods seemed happy with everyone’s snow dances. 8 inches came down on Christmas Eve. It’s true that “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.”
This morning with the promise of some snow on the ground Millie and I headed up Ohio Creek Road to photograph the Anthracites. From county Road 6 the buildings on Castleton Ranch had a fresh layer of snow that made them stand out. The light on the Anthracite Ranch was changing very fast so I took several photos with the light changing. This was the best one. Taken with the Fuji gfx50s and 23-64 lens.
We love the Winter Solstice. Three days from tonight, that glorious ball of fire will begin to increase it’s arc in the sky, and each day we will get around 2 minutes more daylight in the evening. How wonderful is that!. And that’s when we get to sit down to a glorious meal with family and friends, opening gifts and celebrating. Today was the shortest day of the year… a beautiful day, filled with energy and glorious light..and tonight, the darkest and longest night of the year will be a time of reflection and quiet celebration. However you honor the energy of this festive season, have a fabulous time, may the energy of the sun’s rebirth and renewal bless your home and family.