At 5:44 p.m. on today, January the nineteenth in this the year of our Lord 2011, I saw this:
If you don't live north of the 40th parallel, you might not get what is so cool about this picture. I will tell you. Sunlight. Actual, vitamin-D infusing sunlight. Hallelujah! I totally get why the weird tree worshipping pagans of yesteryear celebrated all the soltices and stuff. It is a big freakin' deal when the sun comes back out.