The sunrise on the top was taken in July through the window of our summer bedroom at about 6:00 a.m. when the actual sunrise was 5:30 a.m. Those days of sun streaming onto the bed are long gone. It is so much lower now already that we have to go looking for it at the front of our house and not until 7:15 a.m.!
On the bottom is a sunset that was taken at the cottage in July at 9:30 p.m. How lovely those long days of summer were! It is starting to get dark now at about 6:45 p.m. and in a few weeks when we set the clocks back, it will be at 5:45 p.m.
I will miss my daily dose of Vitamin D as we head into the dark season. It no doubt will affect people's mood and outlook on life. Many people will become a little down come November, which is the worst month of the year for depression. We need a little "fake" sunshine, AKA spirit lifters, to bolster each other up. More fun social and physical activities, lunches and outings with friends, interesting classes to take, books to read, movies to see and just about anything else to keep us from dipping into the doldrums. What do you do to keep on an even keel with fewer hours of sunlight?
Here's hoping everyone braces themselves and banks some rays to make it through the not-so-distant winter unscathed!