This is one of my favorite days of the year. Even though it’s the first day of summer, my least favorite season, it’s also the longest day of the year, which means starting tomorrow, the days get shorter. I love the short days. Winter Solstice makes me sad because I know the days are going to start getting longer and that means summer will be here again. Ughh . . summer!
I’m not complaining about living in central Texas where summers are brutal and we have so little rain and summers are long and we have days and days with temps over 100º. Nope . . I’m not complaining . . even though it may sound that way to you.
There won’t be any noticeable difference for the next few days in the time the sun rises and the time the sun sets but I know the days are getting shorter and that makes me smile.
When it isn’t dark til almost 9 p.m., we’re outside watering and working in the garden and by the time we come in, we’re exhausted and I get no knitting done. We clean up and it’s time for bed. In the winter when it gets dark early, we’re in and cleaned up by 6 and have lots of time to wind down and get some handwork and knitting done.
What of the two seasons do you like best – the long days of summer or the short days of winter?