In which every speck of sunlight is precious to us on Solstice Day
I got curious about how much sun and how fast it returns. So, I looked it up:
|Dec 22, 2011||rise 7:55 AM||set 4:21 PM||hours 8h 25m 23s||how much? < 1s|
|Dec 23, 2011||rise7:56 AM||set 4:21 PM||hours 8h 25m 29s||how much? + 05s|
|Dec 24, 2011||rise7:56 AM||set 4:22 PM||hours 8h 25m 41s||how much? + 11s|
|Dec 25, 2011||rise7:57AM||set 4:22 PM||hours 8h 25m 57s||how much? + 16s|
Every second of light is precious, especially at this time of year. Tomorrow, we get 5 additional seconds! Wahoooooo!
To celebrate, Fiddle and I headed up the Dark Side of the hill...
|the frost on this section of road won't thaw until it rains again |
|blue sky: ahead!|
|view of the mountains from the Dark Side of the hill|
|It's warmer near the top, which is counter-intuitive. Shady, but not frozen.|
|Folks talk about "the difference between night and day."|
Here's what it looks like...at noon...
|Top of the hill, overlooking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.|
|Looking south over the sound, towards Seattle|
|Returning to the trailer via the Sunny Side. Ahhhh.|
Two days hence will start up the week-long Gift of Stories, posted annually on this blog.
If you wonder why I do this, there's a story about it, posted HERE.
Otherwise, just stay tuned and the Story Machine will kick into gear on X-Moose Eve with a brand-new original Skookum story.
Happy Solstice, everyone!