Blessed Solstice!

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest daylight and shortest night of the year.  From this point forward, the days will grow shorter as we work our way to winter.  Oh, it’ll get warmer for most of us here in the US, just as the last part of winter is usually the coldest.  But we work towards that cooler weather.  And, we wind closer to the day of our departure from these northern climes! Continue reading

Midsummer and the North

So, as I sit here with the windows open and the sun sliding through the clouds, I’ve come to realize that there is something that I will miss about Chicago.  I will miss the intimate knowledge of the passing of the sun (tilting of the earth, I know) from summer to winter and back again.  Back in Mississippi, the change is almost unseen.  Here, you can watch the days grow shorter and longer. Continue reading