"A mind once stretched by a new idea can never regain its original dimensions." ~Oliver Wendall Holmes
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It was cold today! It's been cold for awhile now, about three weeks. When I say cold, I mean it's been below freezing for about three weeks now. It snowed for the first time on October 1st and we had snow accumulation for the first time on October 9th. I'd say we've had a good 6 inches already this year. It got down to 12 degrees today. This morning the cold was in my bones when I walked into school. Last year, it got cold this early, but it warmed up for awhile after that. This year it seems to be staying cold for good. BRRRRR!
Also, we are losing light swiftly. We are already down to 10 hours, with the sun rising at 9:30am and setting at 7:30pm. It already seems like it's dark all the time and we've got a long way to go yet. I woke up this weekend on Saturday morning at about 9:00 and the house was pitch black like it was the middle of the night.
We've been having some really amazing sunset/moon rises where the moon is rising as the sun is setting on exactly opposite sides of the horizon. Very cool! The moon these last few nights has been amazing, hovering largely on the horizon. I got a picture of it right over the school. It's really pretty. Remember to click on the pic to enlarge it. You can even see the moon's features.