Even a short Sunday afternoon stroll in the Bosque can be uplifting enough to overcome the winter blahs. I bundled up, expecting more of the chilly temperatures we’ve experienced recently, but it was a surprisingly mild afternoon. I’m even more encouraged by today’s milestone date on the calendar. Since this is the Winter Solstice, I console myself with the knowledge that the loss of daylight hours has reached its peak. From here on out, each day will bring a few more minutes of sunlight and a few less minutes of darkness. Sort of like hiking to the top of a mountain and now it’s downhill the rest of the way.