Saturday, January 5, 2008
The Twelfth Night: Random Thoughts
This is an altered photograph of snow in Palmer Park. I used a "cutout" filter on the original image, and like the results. If you click on the image you can see the detail better.
To tell the truth, the last day of Christmas has never been anything I celebrated. I know that this is traditionally a holiday for the Adoration of the Magi, and that in some places people bake Kings Cake in remembrance. The cake has a bean or a trinket baked into it for good luck. In fact, I remember tasting a King cake at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. But we're not doing any more baking for a while around here. The only way I'm observing anything traditional is that all the holiday decorations are coming down today. The douglas fir, that still smells very piney, is going to the curb, and all the glass ornaments will be packed away for another year. Really, only the cat, who loved drinking water out of the tree's base, will be sad. Having a fresh clean start should be good for all of us here.