January 2, And It’s Winter

Dover Holiday 20a  It snowed today in Covington.  It doesn’t snow much in Covington compared to areas north of Cincinnati, but it does snow sometimes and even to a noticeable extent once in a while. As the celebrated holidays are now over, it was most appropriate to look through the window and see the natural season, winter, in play. 

In the Christian world (Christmas is heavily Christian) there is yet another day to note, namely the commemoration of the three wise men or kings of the biblical story.  While that has been watered down in many areas (and moved from this date to that as seen fit by some power or the other), it’s something that needs attention.  Wisdom does not get it’s proper due anymore. There is also another holiday, a secular one, coming in a couple of weeks.  It’s good for various reasons, but it also cuts down on some people needing to contend with winter snows. 

This is the time of year when some people not only go to work in the dark but look out windows that may be around and see it is still dark an hour later.  Of course, there are also some people who end the day in the dark, and on a day like today, overcast, folks spend the day with the lights on rather ignoring the fact that “day” doesn’t seem to “be” at all as there’s only minimal daylight. Meanwhile, one by one the holiday lights go out all around leaving little to brighten (or maybe enliven) the scenery but new snow, if any happens to come along. 

“Real” winter is not everywhere.