Sunday, December 21, 2008
Lighting our Solstice candles in Wingra Park at sunset in the subzero windchill
It's hard to believe that two years ago our Solstice celebration involved umbrellas. Today, with subzero wind chills in the afternoon, our celebration was somewhat abbreviated. We drove down to the Wingra Boathouse in hopes of finding some shelter from the wind five minutes before sunset. We were out there not long after. The customary harvesting of ice shards for T's ice lantern was abandoned (besides, the ice on Lake Wingra was covered under all that snow), and a plastic cup had to suffice. We were soon out of there. The candles, however, were still burning a couple hours later, a warm flickering light in the darkness of the longest night of the year. Happy Solstice! Here's hoping yours has been warmer than ours.