Thursday, June 05, 2008

Vitamin D

We are officially over 19 hours of daylight each day, and still have nearly three weeks to go before we hit summer solstice! There have been points when we’ve been gaining nearly 5 minutes of daylight EVERYDAY. We are getting down to between 2 and 2½ minutes now, as we approach June 21. It’s amazing how much more energy I have when offered over 19 hours of light in my day (unless of course, those early hours of daylight have robbed me from some precious sleep). My genius husband figured out that if we hang all the blankets over the curtains when we go to sleep at night, we can sleep peacefully right through our morning twilight at about 3:30 am, and then sunrise following about an hour later.

Here’s a picture of sunset at around 10 o’clock last Saturday night.

And a picture of some of our last moments of daylight around 11 the same night.

One of my favorite things is to talk to people who have lived here their whole lives and don’t think twice about these changes. I find each new thing I learn about Scotland’s environment so interesting.. I think if I’d gone out with Lewis and Clark back in the day, my head would have just exploded.

1 comment:

  1. in boston, there are about 2 months out of the year where we get about 11 hours of daylight. it makes me wanna pull my eyes out.

    i'm from way south of here, where we have long days year-round. none of this 4:00 sunset crap.

    anyway. yay for summer!

    loving your blog. wish you'd a stopped lurking long ago.