Tuesday’s sunset the earliest of the year; afternoons will start getting longer on Dec. 12
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’re tired of the sun setting behind the western mountains in the middle of the afternoon, fear not, there’s some relief in sight. As of today (Dec. 4) the sun has completed its southward peregrination along the western horizon, which means the afternoons won’t get any shorter.
FRISCO — OK, so it’s not quite winter yet. Officially, that season begins on the day of the winter solstice, according to the celestial calendar. On the other hand, meteorologists start the winter season on Dec. 1, so by that measure we’re a few days into the season. Either way, the light is stunning this time of year. Even mid-day, the low angle of the sun casts long shadows and creates gorgeous golden glows on dried grasses. It’s actually a bit unusual to be able to photograph so much bare ground under these light conditions. Usually by the first week of December, there’s already a good solid coating of snow on the ground, but not this year … C’est la Vie.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Since La Niña is under-performing so far this winter, I had to reach back into the archives from a year ago to see what early winter looks like. With any luck, we’ll be there soon. Meanwhile, get psyched for the snow season with this photo essay. Continue reading “Morning photo: Waiting for snow”→
SUMMIT COUNTY — We’ve come to the end of our 12-month photographic journey through Summit County, and I’ve saved some of the best for the last. I don’t usually shoot a whole lot of pictures in December — the days are short, and it can be a busy month, with Christmas, then New Year’s Eve. But as I looked through the files (these images cover December 2009 and 2010) I see that the pictures I did get are pretty good. Enjoy the selection, vote in the poll at the end of the post and remember, you can also order any of these as a Christmas card. Just tell me which image you would like and I’ll upload it to one of our online galleries where it can be purchased as a card.