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Happy Winter Solstice.

Saturday marks the Winter Solstice, the official beginning of winter in America. It’s also the last weekend prior to Christmas. So with apologies to those who were spinning the dredel around Thanksgiving, and others who don’t celebrate the upcoming holiday, here are a few photos from our December in Baltimore.

Every year our neighborhood lights a giant tree, and Santa pulls the switch.  Then the fire dept. rides him around on a truck.

Every year our neighborhood lights a giant tree, and Santa pulls the switch. Then the fire dept. rides him around on a truck.

These next two are along my walk to work in the morning.

These next two are along my walk to work in the morning.

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The Great Spousal Unit, The Live-In Niece, and myself at our holiday open house.

The Great Spousal Unit, The Live-In Niece, and myself at our holiday open house.

Max the Cat sleeping on a Christmas pillow.

Max the Cat sleeping on a Christmas pillow.

This year's Christmas tree.

This year’s Christmas tree.

Finally, some photos from the Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore.  Every time I'm bummed out in the winter, I go here.

Finally, some photos from the Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore. Every time I’m bummed out in the winter, I go here for a pick-me-up.

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Enjoy the weekend!
 
 
 

A rare non-D post. With pictures!

Today, no talk about diabetes, really. Just some photos. The one at the end is for all of the DOC cupcake freaks out there.

We went to a play on Sunday afternoon. But first, we stopped off at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore.

If you live in the USA, chances are that you live somewhere near a facility like this. A lot has been written about diabetes and depression, about winter and depression, about seasonal affective disorder (it’s actually a thing). I’m not going to say that a trip to your closest conservatory will cure these problems for you. But I can tell you that if you make a trip like this, even for a short time, you will definitely feel better. For me, it’s the perfect cure for Cabin Fever.

So without further ado, please enjoy these images from the Rawlings Conservatory.

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And one final photo… we stopped to have a little nosh at a local place after the play, and we indulged in this lovely treat (I ate about a third of it):
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I hope this brightens up your Tuesday. Or Wednesday. The trip to the conservatory certainly brightened up my day. Which is a good thing, ’cause we woke up to about four inches of snow on Monday morning. Come on Spring!
 
 
 

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