Naught One

FTLComm - Tisdale - January 1, 2001
Happy New Year to one and all, may this year bring you good cheer, peace and security.

Today is the rarest of days with the digital calendar reading "01/01/01". When the first year of the twentieth century came around verbal short hand dropped the "nineteen" and reference was made to the year as "naught one", or zero one. For the first nine years of the century the years were referred to in this manner in English speaking countries. The use of the term "naught" to refer to a zero is no longer in common practice but to use it to refer to the year makes good sense.

The sky this morning is as auspicious as it was last night. The picture above was taken at 9:30 this morning as I began the new year cooking porridge. I love the stuff by rarely make it because of the speed of using cold cerial but this morning it seemed like the right way to start off a new year, a new century and a new millennium.

The picture below was taken at 5:50 last night as you see the moon behind a tree in our back yard and a planet leading the way into the last night of the year.

Enjoy yourself today and make the whole of naught one a happy year.


Timothy W. Shire