Tuesday, December 06, 2005

winter light

The winter sun lies low in the sky, casting long shadows across the snow, even at midday, in this part of the world. The days are short and getting shorter still. Winter solstice is approaching. After Dec 21 or 22, or so, we can expect the days to get longer again.

Although it is cold, as the sun swings around to the west, low in the sky, the light appears warm, almost orange and sunsets have been spectacular.

As Christmas approaches, I have dug out some of my traditional music and played some of that stuff today on the piano: folk songs, Jean Sibelius, Oscar Merikanto, Leevi Madetoja, Otto Kotilainen, P.J.Hannikainen, Martti Turunen, etc. When I play, I do sing, but I have to imagine what it might sound like if someone who can actually sing were singing along...

And now for something silly and fun:
You are a Rose:
You are creative, sensual, passionate, and bold.
You pour your heart into everything that you
do. Alluring and gifted with strong sex appeal,
you very easily draw people in with your animal
Symbolsim: The rose has always been a flower
heavily loaded with symbolism. In general it
symbolizes desire, passion, beauty, and

Which Flower are You?
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