Monday, June 21, 2010

Good news, bad news

In case you didn't hear, today is the summer solstice, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least. People around the world (north of the equator) are turning their faces skyward and basking in the glow as old Sol reaches its highest point in the northern sky.

The good news? Summer's here, school's out and, well, didn't you hear me say "summer's here"? It's time for ice cream, pools, sun dresses (yes!), vacations, Screen on the Green and any number of other fun things. Just think, a little more than four months ago we here in the D.C. area were digging our way out of and slogging our way through feet of snow. Snow, I might add, that lasted well beyond it's welcome.
What's the bad news?
Well, since you asked, it being the solstice and all every day from now until Dec. 21 will be shorter than the day that came before. A little less daylight, a little less sun every day from now until Christmas week.
Happy Solstice!


Alice said...

i'd be ok if today was also the HOTTEST day of the year. if DC could just dial this back about 5-10 degrees i'd be much obliged :-)

LiLu said...

Margaritas! Patios! Sundresses! Oh my!

Well, maybe not that last one for you so much. But ya get me.

restaurant refugee said...

Actually, my dearest LiLu, all people may appreciative of the joy that is the sundress.

magnolia said...

summer in the city. oh, yes. i cannot wait. margaritas sound pretty divine right now, actually...

FoggyDew said...

Alice - Strangely, after spending mucho time on the NC and the Texas Gulf coasts, I actually *enjoy* hot, muggy, you can actually, physically, see the air kind of days.

LiLu - I appreciate all of the above, especially sundresses because of how lovely they make you look. And how easily they can be removed.

Ref - Joy unbounded.

mags - Did someone say tequilla? I'da sworn someone said tequilla.

lacochran's evil twin said...

It is my favorite season. It's ironic that the days are technically the longest but seem to fly by.

Don't forget barefoot badminton. And I'm a big fan of al fresco dining.

Lemon Gloria said...

I know! GRIM! It's all downhill from here!

Wendy said...

So weird -- I had the same thought (about the days getting shorter until December). I need to try to be more of a "glass half-full" kind of person.