Old Christmas 2013
Not many celebrate Old Christmas anymore that I know of. I first became aware of it a couple of decades ago when Roy Helton's "Old Christmas Morning" poem was in the 8th grade lit book I taught from. I blogged about the poem (and other things) in 2007. I recently found a dramatization of it on YouTube.
In 2008, I posted pictures of Maggie playing with her favorite toy. Like today, January 6, 2008, was unusually warm.
In 2009, I posted Helton's poem again on Old Christmas eve. On Old Christmas day, I posted some pictures of the night sky.
In 2010, I posted pictures of clouds and wrote about reuniting a lost dog. For some reason, I didn't post about Old Christmas in 2011 or 2012. It's time I got back to it.
Today's sky, with its spectacular clouds, looked more like a painting than a real sky. The picture below is a more southerly view of the morning sky.