Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Return of the Sun

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Happy Winter Solstice, the day of the year with the shortest amount of sunlight in the northern half of the earth. A lot of people call it the shortest day of the year,  - today has 24 hours like every other day in our measured days.  What is different is the amount of time the sun is above the horizon. 

I am doing better this year, than I have in the past, but I really don't like this time of the year.  I don't like leaving the house for the office in the dark, and returning home from work in the dark.  Honestly, I spend fewer hours in the office in the dead of winter, if I can. 

Starting today, we will gain a few minutes of sunlight each day, until about six-months from now we will have the day with the longest time for the sun to be above the horizon.  I look forward to that day. 

Are you a winter or a summer person?


  1. SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMMER, SUMMER!!!!! Hotter the better, who needs clothes I say.

  2. Summer! We used to hate the darkness of New England winters. To work in the dark and back home in the dark. Much easier to survive this time of year in a warmer climate.