Friday, November 14, 2008

winter in tropical latitudes

In Santa Cruz, I can always tell winter has arrived by the shadows.  They seem longer, at steeper angles than the rest of the year.  Then there's the obvious colder weather, rain and early darkness.  I keep forgetting it's winter down here!  The weather is comfortably warm.  There is no rain, only some clouds many afternoons.  The day is dark by 6pm but that has crept up on us slowly.  Today, however, I noticed the shadows.  Even though it's not cold, the winter shadows are here.  Long and stretched out at acute angles, winterizing even the palm trees. 

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