Today’s summer solstice the longest day of the year(in the northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of the year? Do you like it, or already miss earlier sunsets?
I do like extra hours of light, there are so many things we can do, go for a walk, enjoy the sun outdoors and warm days.
Shorter days means the cold days and nights and the dreaded winter.
Where I live the days are too short, the sunsets at 4 pm which is too early, I really do not look forward to shorter days. It means winter is close, the snow,the cold windy days scares me. We have to put on extra layers of clothing to stay warm.
What I really like is temperate climate , not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer.
I’d love to be able to skate.I know it requires talent. I won’t be able to tell whether I have talent for skating. I was born in a temperate climate, that fact in itself gives me a large X,next when I came to a place where the temperatures dip down to minus 20,learning to skate would be a futile effort on my part. It is too cold .I am not used to it. It will be STRIKE 2. Then somehow if I get acclimatized,the age when youngsters learn to skate,I unfortunately passed it which is STRIKE 3 ,in Baseball if it is strike 3 it means ,pack up your bag and leave. I am happy to just watch Yamaguchi,Kwan,Ekaterina Gordieva and others and dream I will be reborn one day in a cold climate,where I’d learn to skate and practice hard to become perfect like the ones I’ve mentioned.
For now I’m happy to watch their double and triple jumps!