In Madison, we’ve had close to three weeks of sunless sky. Add in the long hours of darkness, and my psyche is really hungry for some sunshine. As a remedy, I decided to post evidence of the star our planet circles, from an earlier and brighter day.
Thankfully, at least the amount of daylight starts to increase tomorrow. Happy solstice everyone.
Yesterday evening I biked around Lake Monona. During the entire ride, my eyes kept being drawn to the sunbeams in the sky.
Continue reading Rays of light
During these days of bitter cold, snow, and mostly grey skies, heading toward the light (when you see it) is probably a good idea.
The winter solstice is one of my favorite days of the year. Once we get through this longest night, the season of darkness turns the tide, and the sun blesses us with more daylight each day (at least for the next six months).
This artificial light is one of the wall sconces at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
While I do love the change of seasons in Wisconsin, the loss of daylight this time of the year is aspect of the change I dislike the most. I can take the cold, I actually like the snow, but the extended hours of darkness are the worst. The sun goes down about 4:30pm these days — too early for me.
I first noticed this because of the interesting cloud formation — it went on like that for miles.
Then when I looked a bit closer, there was the sun dog.