Once we get to December 21st I eagerly await the moment that our time…the length of the day starts to grow visibly longer.
We are NOT at the point…yet! But it won’t be long now :)!
On December 21st our day was a SHORT 9 hours and 27 minutes.
(Yes, I know that day length is relative to where each and everyone lives, but for me and those who live close to me…this is our day length)
Gradually the day has added 5 minutes of time to the day! We now have 9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight. Rich, rays of sun, even if they must filter through frozen air.
On January 31st our day will consist of 10 whole hours and 12 minutes of daylight.
But, alas this is still winter…not only that it is January. From January we will slide into February…two of the coldest months of the year…
But here is the thing…I can handle the cold if I can see the sun! I can handle the knowledge of winds from the north, winds that tear your skin off your face—- if I know that in 59 or so more days winter will start to abate.
So while we are gearing up for more layers upon layers of clothing those of you enjoying summer will see the temperatures rise. You will walk along beaches, or in forests, you will sit outside on veranda’s an slip ice tea or a cola.
I used to be so selfish I only wanted to go right from Christmas to SPRING! Not any more. Now I have wonderful friends from all over the world from the top side of the equator and the bottom half of the globe… this knowledge makes me stop and whisper to myself—
“Share” They also enjoy summer! I can go and visit their blogs and see tropical gardens in bloom, I can watch others playing in the warmth and I can rejoice for their good.
The gift that now comes to all of us in the northern half of the world is the slowly, but surely shifting of the mighty earth as it swirls and twirls around the sun allowing more light into our long cold days!
Therefore, I rejoice for these longer day!
Your Friend on a farm in Western Colorado,