As the world celebrates the extended
Winter Solstice Holiday season,
we bid a
Christmas adieu (having had our celebration on the Eve) to Tisha and Claire, bound for Seattle,
driven initially to Sacramento International Airport by Harriet and Megan.
Call George, Bette, Sorrel Ann, and Chris to wish them a Merry, Merry -- then, after an interval of blissful recuperation for the returning residents,
head out on the
coldest day of the year --
a second wintery one,
(44 in Winters)
23nd Inner Coast Range
Yolo County Road
squaring around ultimately to
under darkening skies,
to begin composition of
24 Tone Preludes: IV. Sound Perfumes...