Last night at 1847 hours here in Kosovo, the winter solstice occurred. It's been very cold here (at least as compared to the temperatures I experienced last year at this time in Iraq), and we have a lot of snow and ice on the ground here.
We're supposed to be getting cleats for our boots so that we'll be able to navigate over the ice more securely. I hope they come soon!
Word is, though, that it will warm up before Christmas, so despite all the snow and ice at the moment, we're probably not going to have a White Christmas.
All other things being equal, I actually prefer palm trees.
We had some palm trees in Iraq that were decorated with Christmas lights.
Ah, for the good old days!
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ