Witnessed the Great Conjunction or “Christmas Star” on the 21st as Jupiter came visually closer to Saturn. The two did not merge into one star has I had expected. Jupiter appeared larger and brighter, lower and to the left of Saturn. I was surprised to be able to see it from the house, through the tops of the trees.
Nearly all the snow melted by the morning of the 23rd then the temperature dropped 45 degrees. Snow again on Christmas Eve and bitter cold.
Posted a web comic: “Slow and steady... It’ll all be over by... Christmas.” after much internal debate.
A very nice Christmas at home. Phone calls and Facetime to family.