Winter Solstice

For about 20 nights, give or take, I’ve been finding excuses not to walk a few blocks west to Vendome Street with my tripod and DSLR camera with the zoom lens so as to point it back across the gap at our seasonally decorated house visible from that distant and different perspective, roughly a sixth of a mile away as the crow flies.

With tonight’s winter solstice I quit making excuses:

I also wandered up to an overlook on Westerly Terrace hoping for another angle, but only the house’s dormer lights were visible.

From here onward past the vernal equinox until the summer solstice in June the nights they start a-gettin’ shorter.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."