Viennese Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2016

I cannot believe it's been two years since our trip to Vienna. I still haven't made it through all of my pictures from that trip, but around this time of year I pull them out again and get a batch edited. It's an odd thing to think about given the years of snow storms and 20 degree weather that I endured during my years in New York, but I haven't seen so much as a flake of snow since we left Vienna two years ago. That's about to change, but it's a subject for another post.

For now I'm in Texas, where the December weather fluctuates from 40 degrees to 75 in a matter of hours. White Christmases are almost unheard of here, although that doesn't stop me from praying for snow every year. But we have other Christmas traditions: luminarias and lights and Christmas Eve caroling. Maybe they don't have quite the same magic as an Austrian city decorated with lights and wrapped in snow, but they're special all the same.

Happy belated Solstice to everyone and a Merry Christmas to those that are celebrating on Sunday.

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