Sending across the airwaves (hmmm, I guess they really aren't airwaves anymore...) wishes for a more peaceful, prosperous and HAPPY New Year than the year we leave behind.
To mark yet another holiday, I once more took a stroll to the southern boundary of the farm to Long Man creek. The recent days have been beautiful with hardly a cloud in the sky; a little above freezing on the day but in the mid-teens at night. Much like Santa Fe, it is comfortable outdoors even at 25F if you are in the sun and out of the wind.
I was surprised to discover the creek beginning to freeze over. It flows fairly rapidly but the its sweep across our farm boundary mostly lies in the shadow of a large hill- no direct sun at this time of year falls onto the creek bed.
The winter light is much like Fife - golden and glorious although it does not wrap-around objects in the way of Scottish winter sunlight. This is a view looking down the valley carved by the creek, and although taken from our farm, all of the land shown is on neighboring farm(s).