After the howling winds, the Winter Solstice arrived, along with the snowplow about 2:30 in the afternoon.
My favorite wife in the glow of the candle in the darkness.
It took a great deal of effort to get the bonfire to light, but light it did to help light/warm up the longest night of the year.
A couple of the brave sojourners who made it out. The usual crows od 100-120 was cut way back to about 40 this year. But that meant more room to move around in the house and enjoy chatting.