Sunday, October 23, 2011

All the trees are turning....it won't be long now

We've already lost four hours of daylight since the Summer Solstice and the angle of the sun at noon has gone from 75 degrees to 36 degrees. That's the real kicker. These glancing blows are no match for the vertical bombardment of summer. Plus we're still losing more than 2 minutes a day of sunlight and we'll lose another 10 degrees of declination. Oh my. When will it all end? Oh that's right, December 21. Then we just have to wait three months and presto: Spring.

2 comments:

MulchMaid said...

Right, presto.
You are such an optimist (she says morosely.)

Okay, okay, I'll just enjoy the leaves. I have to admit they are gorgeous this year.

Hartwood Roses said...

It's nice to know someone else who gets all OCD about daylight. My least favorite day of the year is the day we return to standard time. The only thing that makes it at all bearable is spending time in the greenhouse. A few hours with hands in dirt and green plants banishes even smallest hint of the winter blues.