Winter is here. Photos seem more black-and-white or sepiatone than color. A lone goose anywhere this time of year is a rare sight but this one was protecting its log at Barr Lake State Park. Usually geese are congregated in hundreds at all the parks and open areas. I love geese--if you don't have to clean up after them. They, like Corvids, are "in-your-face" birds. I like that.
Today is a count-down day. The gifts are wrapped. Everything is ready for Christmas. I will buy the few perishables tomorrow and pick up the fresh turkey on Wednesday morning to plop it in the brine overnight. My family and dinner guests have been warned that this is my first brined turkey.
Bob and I are enjoying the beautiful weather. In our free time we've been visiting some favorite places--preferring the outdoors whenever weather permits. The marketing folks tell us Denver has 320 days of sunshine a year. During the winter the sun is on a low slant but even when the air is crisp, the city is bathed in light. We are expected to have 55 degrees (F) on Christmas Day.
As a rule, I avoid being political in this blog, but it is above all a chronicle of how I'm seeing my world and at the moment I'm carrying a heavy grief for our country. I am not "connecting" on any level with our governmental policies. Many of my foreign friends write their concern about our leadership and I share their worries and am embarrassed by the aggressive arrogance that the world sees as part of the new direction of the U.S.