How Dark It Is
|3:00 AM during White Nights|
|9:45 PM on a summer's eve|
Now we're at the opposite end of the length of our days. I have been known to get up, eat breakfast, wash dishes, wash clothes, and even bake cookies before the sun rises. You might think that I'm an early bird, but in fact the sun rose at 9:50 today and sets at 3:53.
The picture on the left was taken out our bedroom window at 9:00 in the morning. Nice bright sunny day, right? It's taken us a long time to get used to the long dark mornings. In fact, we're still not used to it. We take lots of vitamin D3 to try to keep us going during these days.
I guess we must be on the west end of our time zone to have such dark mornings. The sunset is pretty much what we're used to when we lived in Milwaukee, WI, but the mornings are so dark.
Maybe that's why we appreciate all the bright lights of the season that we see all around us in the city, but you'll see more of them in next week's post.