Earlier this week I was running a half-hour ahead of schedule before meeting with someone I tutor, so I stopped in at Novodevichy Monastery and went for a short walk. It had just started to snow, and the conditions were perfect for some winter photographs.
There was hardly anyone there and the place was silent.
The snow started to really fly and it got cold. I should have hurried back to the car instead of letting myself get chilled; perhaps that's why I'm sicker than I can recall in years with the horrible flu Chris brought back from California. This is my first time out of bed today other than to make a quick trip to the kitchen or bathroom. My fever is a little over 103 and I'm either covered in sweat or freezing.
As it got closer to 5:15, grandmothers started to show up on their way home from work... They walked around praying.
Here are the church offices; I thought of you, Annie!
By the time I left, the sun had set and the sky was the most beautiful pink/purple. It's never dark here at night because of all the city lights.
I'll get caught up on blogs tomorrow; I'm just too sick right now... Loved K's video "thank you," though, Rachael! Thanks for the info about the airport's new lost baggage policy (they won't deliver it anymore; you have to go get it in person), Expatresse! Still no word on the bag...