Category Archives: day

daylight.

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north manistee, michigan lighthouse pier

As days drag on and the sun still sets relatively early, you may be left wondering are the days truly getting longer? The short answer is, yes. But only by a few minutes. Each day in January we average an extra 2 minutes from the day prior.

By the end of February, we can expect an additional two hours and 30 minutes. February 28’s sunrise is at 7:20 A.M. And the sunset is at 6:30 P.M. The first 6 o’clock sunset of the year arrives on February 5.

As we ease closer to our longest day, June 21, we’ll gain an additional 6 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. The longest day of the year, the summer solstice on June 21, is 15 hours and 21 minutes long.

We’re on our way!

“run for daylight.”

-vince lombardi

 

 

credits: wxyz-tv detroit, isabella hulsizer, photo: john l. russell

a day.

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it was a 2 ice-pack kind of day

a bandaid, temperature check, coughing kind of day

but all in all a great day

we learned about the winter solstice

saw part of the big kids’ play

danced and sang in spanish

shared books

had an outdoor adventure

(add in a couple of scratches, a few sticky burrs,a clothing change, and lots of bravery)

but at the end of the day

we all had both mittens

and headed on home.

“there is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.”

-alexander woollcott

“horus non number nisi serenas” (i only count the sunny hours.) -william hazlitt

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the northern hemisphere summer solstice will occur at 5:14 a.m. et on june 21, 2022

the hour is upon us

 

“an inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade.”

-confucius

day 4.

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still no power, but beautiful days

“the town was glad with morning light; places that had shown ugly and distrustful all night long, now wore a smile; and sparkling sunbeams dancing on chamber windows, and twinkling through blind and curtain before sleepers’ eyes, shed light even into dreams, and chased away the shadows of the night.”

-charles dickens