The Shortest Day

December the 21st is the shortest day in Britain.

It will be dark by 3:30 in the afternoon, after it never really got that bright to start with. I have had the lights on in the house since I got up at 8 am, and the SAD lamp is cranked up to full power.

The Beetley weather is marking the occasion with torrential rain that started during the night, and is set to last all day.

Oh joy!

61 thoughts on “The Shortest Day

  1. My friends and family are telling me it’s raining and miserable …I’m the same as John (77)degrees…But the days should be getting longer now albeit by only a smidgeon each day but come early next year you will have nice light evenings πŸ™‚ x

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  2. Although the airport recorded a trace amount of precipitation recently, breaking a 240-day dry streak here in Las Vegas, I’m still in the dark as to what rain looks like. And if I don’t get out of the house soon, I’ll be in the dark as to what sunlight looks like. I haven’t been outside in a week.

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  3. The rain here stopped long enough for me to get the dogs out to meet their friend, Harper, so we’re tucked up now for the shortest day.
    l ook on the bright side. Tomorrow will be a smidgeon brighter.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I think it is the same all across the northern hemisphere. I wrote ‘Britain’ for the benefit of followers south of the equator. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  4. Poor you! πŸ˜‰ If it’s any consolation [Schadenfreude, maybe? πŸ˜‰ ] it’s also raining here, a hundred odd miles north of you, and set to last the rest of the day. At least my frustration at not being able to have a walk in the fresh air is tempered by the necessity to give my foot another day or so before venturing out for more than the odd hundred metres [sorry πŸ˜‰ ], but it definitely feels like it is on the mend: slightly less swollen and tender, so I should be back to my normal quite soon. Cheers, Jon.

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      1. Thanks Pete πŸ˜€ I do have a pretty new pair of waterproof walking shoes, but they don’t ‘give’ much, yet anyway, so I don’t think I’d be able to get the right one on until the swelling has subsided some more, and I’m not about to try! πŸ˜‰ I’m sure Ollie appreciates you, whatever the weather.

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