Snowflakes this morning… what a rare sight in Dublin. It was just a light dusting of flakes, floating peacefully to the ground. They’re mostly gone now.
My friends Jonathan and Amanda are staying at my apartment in Dublin for a few days. Their flight from Dublin to Germany leaves tomorrow morning. Today, Jonathan posted this image on Facebook, to remind me of my second home.
In just three days, the sun will rise at its lowest position in the sky. In other words, the closer we get to the winter solstice (which happens on December 21), the farther south of east the sun will rise. This is true for all places in the northern hemisphere.
My balcony faces due south (although Jonathan took this picture facing southeast). So, normally, the sun rises behind the building that is pictured to the left in his photo. Near December 21, the sun peeks up between the buildings in this view.
He framed the sun for me on at this significant time of year.
In a magnificent encore to yesterday’s sunrise performance, Mother Nature reminds us that we have another spectacularly unique day before us.
Let’s use it well.
A thin sliver of moon hung in the sky as dawn broke over Dublin this morning. I’d thrown the curtains open, eager to soak in the southern rays I hoped would arrive.
And arrive they did! In the full glory of God, the universe, and all that is good in the world.
This, my friends, is what Glen McClure calls “God-light.”
And all is good in my corner of the world today.
Here’s a photo of this morning’s amazing Dublin sky.
The best part?
The sky is this beautiful nearly every day!