Driving into the sunset

My drive out to the barn this past Wednesday was wonderful because the sky was clear and I could really tell that the sun is setting later than it did one month ago.  Yes, I do understand that the sun isn’t really doing anything — the sun stays still and the earth lurches around in an ovoid pattern but we’re too tiny to really be able to understand that in a day-to-day sort of way.  So the sun comes up and the sun stays up later, all with the intent to make us happy. And in late January, driving west, it was doing a nice job of making me happy.  That’s what I love in the winter — those first sunsets that you notice 30 days past the winter solstice. 

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4 responses to “Driving into the sunset

  1. My husband and I left the house at 6:00 one evening last week and were thrilled to discover that it was still light outside! It was amazing. Of course, it will be even better when it lasts until 9:00.

  2. My whole sunrise/sunset adventure is so different this far south. What I do appreciate is the location of the sunrise “moving” from winter to summer solstices about 30 degrees.
    I missed you and then missed that you started your blog again. I’m happy to get to hear more of your adventures.

  3. Isn’t the time of approaching spring great! Molly, thanks for the comment. I’ve been so busy and distracted with my new job (www.ohioana.org) that I have not had time to think.

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