Today (Dec. 21) is the Winter Solstice, marking the first day of winter. It is still pretty cold today, but at least it isn't snowing. That was last week. That is when the first day of winter should have been -- on our first snow day. The good thing about winter in Yakima Valley is that it doesn't last very long! Thank God, because the ice was and is out of control!

Have fun in the snow, be careful on the ice and enjoy your holidays!