Longer days, shorter nights

I don’t know about you, but it always takes me several weeks  to register the fact that the daylight we receive is changing. As the days get shorter each autumn, I keep thinking that we’re still in summer, and it shouldn’t get dark until almost bedtime. (In Toronto, it could seem almost pitch-black by 5 p.m. in late December.) Conversely, as days get longer in the spring, I’m always somewhat surprised — although pleasantly so.

But now there’s no way of missing the fact — here in the GDA (Greater Daglan Area), we’ve moved solidly into spring and the days are definitely longer.

To give you an idea of what it looks like here as night falls, I took this photo last night (Saturday, May 12) of the bell tower on the nearby church, as seen from the front steps of our house:

Church tower

The bell tower near our home, seen from our front steps.

The time? Just past 9:30 p.m. And as you can see, the sky is still nice and bright. It’s a lovely time of year — and now we can see more of it, longer.

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