IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD, at 47.6 degrees latitude, the change of the seasons means short days in December. Walking around Seattle in mid afternoon, I see alleys are already dim…
…but shop windows shine with objects to buy.
Bypassing the shops, I continue on to the waterfront.
It’s a little after 4pm on December 7th and the stark beauty of the sunset draws me to this construction site. A crane looms and seed heads of butterfly bushes, gone wild along the edge of a parking lot, bend with the wind. In the distance across Puget Sound I can see the wild, snow-topped Olympic Mountains.
The shortest day of the year is a few weeks away. Gray skies will rule for several more months, but soon the days will slowly grow longer as winter pushes towards spring.
Bloggers from around the world are sharing photos of changing seasons – in all sorts of latitudes and longitudes: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/weekly-photo-challenge-changing-seasons/