It's a dark wet afternoon here in the Pacific Northwest. As I sit here at my desk looking at the rain falling, I just happened to glance over at my calendar and realized something that perked up my soggy spirits.
Two weeks from today is the longest day of the year! That means that in just two more weeks the days will start to get longer!
Now, I'm not in total denial, I know we've probably still got some winter weather in front of us, after all it's in two weeks that winter technically begins.
Winter in this new home of mine us unlike that which I've lived with all of my life, and there are certain aspects that appeal to me. I don't miss the snow, ice or freezing temperatures at all, and I'm beginning to get used to the rain. The milder weather is a definite plus, but when it's wet and gloomy it's really wet and gloomy.
It's the daylight that I miss the most at ths time of year. It can get depressing going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark day after day.
I'm looking ahead to the winter solstice when the days will start to get longer. Before you know it, the flowers will be blooming and I'll be back in my lawn swing on the patio!
Okay, maybe I should just slow down and take one extra minute of daylight per day at a time.