Last year on December 15 I wrote that we didn't go out much after dark, especially at this time of year. It was hard for me to see when driving and it was so doggone cold. (Ditto for this year.)
Last year on December 15 we just so happened to be in Caldwell as the sun was setting. (Ditto for today.)
Instead of rushing home before it became pitch dark we decided to go out to Chinese food for dinner. (Ditto for tonight.)
Yet last year it wasn't the Chinese food that became the picture. (Ditto.)
It was what we saw when we came out of the restaurant. (Ditto.)
Last year we could see Christmas lights from the restaurant. (Ditto.)
Last year we took a post-dinner walk and went to see the creek-side park decked out in every possible color of Christmas light. (Ditto-ish.)
Well, if I could walk this year we would have taken the jaunt. But if we walked I would have been out of breath. So then Scooter would have been the preferred method of transportation to the park. Except with the streets and sidewalks covered in snow and ice, Scooter couldn't go. So it was a little drive in the car, one step out of the car to snap a picture of the decorations in the snowy, icy, single digit temperatures, then back into the warm car.