When the Dark Comes—Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hot-Summer-NightOur days are growing shorter.

Not so very long ago the little birds woke-up just before 5:00 in the morning.  Now it is much, much closer to 5:30. Depending on the clouds it can even be closer to 5:45.

Look-to-the-skyThe sun sets around 8:35 or so in evening.

Hot-Summer-Night-4Our days are now 14 hours and 33 minutes long,  loosing time every day, bringing on the the night faster and faster.

Fence-and-sunsetI love the twilight, but I guess you know that by now.  I never feel a sense of abandonment or that elemental loneliness that some people feel as night rises from the earth.  What I feel is a soundless singing — a hushed exultation as the earth rests and the nocturnal animals and bugs wake

Passing-ThroughThe trees and plants sigh as they start their rest, while the air cools.   Then moon breaks forth in silver light, and the stars fling wide and wild across a deep velvet sky.

From my world to your heart,





29 thoughts on “When the Dark Comes—Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  1. We don’t get long, lovely twilights much, being in the tropics. Sun up and down are a brisk, businesslike affair, with the skies saying “right, that’s that, job done, none of this lingering about nonsense”. Our seasonal variation in day length is much less. Even in summer, the sun has been down for a while by 8.30. But our summer stars are sensational!

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  2. Yes, Linda, I only thought last evening how the nights were beginning to draw in. What always amazes me (I too love both dawn and dusk) is how different they are – I love the still ness of both and couldn’t possibly choose which I love best.

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  3. Goodness! It’s like you crawled right inside my brain! As I was driving Kiernan home from Bible study tonight I realized it was darker than it had been. I’m torn because autumn is my favorite season but I’m not ready for my baby to go back to school yet.

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