Friday, August 12, 2016

dark again

It was dark when I woke at 5:15 AM today. Winter is coming.

I used to greatly dislike this time of year, as a kid, as a youth, for summer vacation was drawing to a close, that care-free, wanderlust, time of hot days and warm nights. Made me sad. School and classes would be starting up soon. The trees would start turning and cold, harsh winter was around the corner. Never really liked winter. Now, at this stage for me, it is bittersweet. I still love those hot, hot, endless summer days; but I'm coming to enjoy the long, dark nights, for astronomy of course.

I saw (somewhere) a post about the change in daylight at the end, versus the beginning, of August. Can't find it now. But the gist of it was that it was significant.

I noticed it today. A couple of weeks ago, when the alarm went off, it was light out. Not now.

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