One day from the Summer Solstice in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle knows exactly where to go on her 7 a.m. get-out into the backyard of the Little Bitty.
Let there be light, indeed.
Lots of light.
According to the charts in The Post-Standard, our sun rose at 5:25 a.m. today, and will again on the Solstice Sunday, June 21. On Monday and Tuesday, the sun will actually hang around an extra minute, not setting until 8:48 p.m.
That’s 15 hours, 23 minutes of daylight. Yes, I did use my fingers to count here at home.
Wednesday we start swinging the other way and lose a minute, I hate to say, with the sun turning stubborn and not coming up until 5:26 a.m. Ellie B and I will worry about that then.
Do you note the Solstice where you live, and if so, how? Do you get up earlier when the sun’s out longer and hibernate like a bear when it’s not? How does the sun affect your personality?