I realized that I hadn't printed up my entire 'By The Water' picture series yet, so I decided that was a good excuse to procrastinate with the end-of-the-world-thing.
Attached is a little snap I took this morning of my bathroom clock. At 5.12AM Central Standard Time was the actual winter solstice. I got up at 5.08AM to post that picture on Facebook, as possibly being the last posted picture there ever. But I was cheated out of its special fate, because at 5.13AM the ground was still reasonably firm under my feet. It was borderline disappointing.