Saturday, January 24, 2009

Solar Sighting...How Exciting!


Our first day of sun was January 21st, but my classroom is on the north side of the school and I missed it! I heard about it, though. Kids were buzzing. Adults were humming. I must have been asked more than twenty times, "Kimberlee, did you see the sun?"

The second day, I was determined to catch a glimpse and I wasn't disappointed. This time of year, the sun stays low in the sky, splashing clouds with buttery gold, blazing a tangerine trail from southeast to southwest. It's not much of a trek at this point and it's over before you know it, but that doesn't seem to diminish the impact...and may even serve to heighten it.

Even unsightly telephone poles take on a regal appearance against a gilded backdrop such as this. At least it seems that way to me, but I'll admit that my perception may be a tad skewed.


What is it they say?

Absence makes the heart grow fonder?

I think, in this case, the old adage rings true.


kristina said...

I think I would have cried. It will only get better from here. Then I suppose it will bee too much daylight for awhile. I spent a week in Iceland once and enjoyed the very long days. I felt like I had tons more energy.

Kimberlee said...

Hi, Kristina.
Yes! It's really hard to go to bed during the summer. People are up and outside at all hours because summer weather is not only 24 hours of sunlight, but is often really NICE. Most of the summer, temperatures range between the 20s and the 70s! It's hard to go to bed when you can be out enjoying that kind of weather!