I expect you’ve noticed – I am paying close attention. The days are getting longer. About 3 or 4 days after the Solstice, Wunderground (my favorite computer weather) said ‘today will be 6 seconds longer than yesterday.’
We’ve been adding a little bit of brightness and lightness each day since. Today was 1 minute, 28 seconds longer.
As I’ve noticed over the years, by Valentine’s Day, there is light just a little after 7 a m, and it stays light to about 6:30 p m. And only a couple of weeks after that, daylight savings time will begin.
Because we’re on the western edge of our time zone, we have light in midsummer until nearly 10 p m. A Boston friend was blown away by that last year. I love wandering around in that extending gloaming, as the Scots call it.
I really love watching more light show up each day. I can get through the darkest part of the year, because we have all those great holidays to look forward to. It’s definitely a good thing that soon after the holidays are gone, more light slips in.
Spring Is Coming Soon! : >