Showing posts with label daylight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label daylight. Show all posts

February 12, 2014


In this part of the world, daylight is increasing by one, sometimes, two minutes a day, and Daylight Savings Time begins March 9th.   So now instead of getting dark at 4:20, it stays light until successive washes of blue deepen around 6p.m. (That's almost 10.5 hours of daylight!) 

Once upon a time, I lived in the Arctic where, during the winter, it was dark for nearly 30 days. Clocks seemed useless, although most of us lived by the clock, but in what, at times, seemed like slow motion.  Finally, after the long dark siege, the truant sun clipped the horizon on the 6th of January.

Watching the sun sneak a peek at the world at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Jan., 6th was a welcome sight. It made me feel giddy, relieved, and sent my spirit soaring.  And even though it was beyond cold, almost everyone came out to celebrate the Sunrise

Standing on the frozen Mackenzie River in the dark, cold air, I distinctly remember watching a dizzying array of fireworks ignite the sky--fireworks that, for me, never looked so magnificence, nor boomed with more applause.

Enjoy the light that lingers... 

And have a Happy Valentine's Day!   
         That love is all there is
        Is all we know of love
         It is enough, the freight should be
         Proportioned to the groove.

           Emily Dickinson

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