December 1, 2007 Vol. 21, No. 4 [p. 3]

The Dwelling Place... from Santa's Perspective

In the process of running a Web search on a totally unrelated matter, we stumbled across Google's satellite imaging feature. On a whim, we ran a query for The Dwelling Place and found the photograph shown below [the labels are ours].

A satellite view of our property

A satellite view of The Dwelling Place

The healthy water level of the pond [lower left] suggests that the photo was taken at least earlier this year prior to our current drought. The pond waters have receded considerably in the second half of 2007 to the point that our bridge [at the upper left of the pond in the photo] now crosses dry land.

The technology that made this photograph possible is amazing. We now have a sense of how Santa sees us as he makes his yearly rounds.

Happy Holidays!!!

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