It was so strange to walk outside at 907pm and see the sun set. Now its all down hill until the shortest day in December. Time to start thinking about winter, Right?
I would love Alaska in this season. Be confined to a mental institution in the Winter...
Rob, we generally refuse to think about winter until absolutely necessary ... but we know it's coming. PH, a lot of folks have trouble with the short daylight hours in winter, but it's really only for about six weeks. By early in January, the days are getting noticeably longer, and that helps.
That is the one thing I don't miss about being up there: I like being able to see stars without freezing solid. Sure miss the scenery though. Also the coffee. :)
I understand; it can get darned chilly on a winter's night. Pretty, though. And the scenery - and coffee - are both spectacular. :)
LOL, fun times... except you get the opposite in the winter...
I concur, NFO. We just have to hope that the summer is warm & sunny enough to offset the cold & dreary winters. And vice-versa. :)
Everywhere has good and bad points, our theory is to love the good things where you live and try not to think of those other things! :)I do have to admit humidity is kind of horrid! I used to live in a dry region!
It's true, Fiona, and folks in warmer climes tend to forget that we live in a cooler climate year-round. So -25 in winter doesn't feel as cold to us as it would to someone from, say, Dallas. Or Indianapolis.
8:36 PM is the current sunset here. The Ravishing Mrs. TB likes the sunlight. I am okay with the longer days, but not so fond of the heat.
Love long days. It is still light enough to navigate at 10 PM here, but it does get dark for a while.
Even though I understand the midnight sun phenomenon - in the abstract . . . . Having never experienced it - I just can't wrap my head around it.Wow. :)
TB - that's a decent sunset time for where you are, but our days won't be that short again until mid- to late October. Of course, we'll be losing nearly 6 minutes of daylight per day, by then.threecollie, as long as the skies are clear, it doesn't get dark here at all (during this six-week period); only dusky.Cathy, I understand. The first time I saw it, years ago, I thought there was something wrong. :)
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