Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Into the Dark
The rare snowstorm last winter.
It's that time of year -- when the dark descends. We changed our clocks last weekend, and now the light does a disappearing act by five.
While I can't say I love the long nights, this is the time of year when London really comes into its own. Everything seems technicolour, recovering from the wash-out of rain or the bleach of the summer sun. Streetlights cast their yellow glow as workers rush home; mornings dawn with a sky so blue it looks like a Microsoft screen-saver.
It's the perfect season to crunch through the massive chesnut leaves in Hyde Park, duck into the warmth of a pub for a quick pint, then curl up on the sofa at home.