[December Fri 21]
Shortest day of the year.
Broad daylight at 8.30. Light fall of
snow last night. Thermometer at zero.
Light clouds. Sun below horizon. A
beautiful winter day- Dusk at 3. p.m.
Six hours and a half of day light, and
yet it was cloudy. So far we are both
surprised and pleased that the climate
here is so much better than it has been
represented. While it gets cold, yet
it is dry, and barring long trips and
accidents there is little danger from