Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Walk

In Norwegian, they call today solverv, or "sun turning". A good name.

Today was special, starting with a rare lunar eclipse.

Then my department and our sister departments had a jul lunch with beautiful foods and entertainment.

Afterwards I hurried home to catch the last glimmers of light for our annual family solstice walk. We walked up to the top of the cliff we live next to where a small park lies. The view was fantastic, looking down on low clouds over the fjord and the full moon hanging huge and golden, low in the dark afternoon sky.

Back home, we lit a fire in the fireplace and ate a beautiful meal. The holiday begins.

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