An End to the Darkness

Perhaps the title is overstating the case a little………………………………

Today we celebrated Winter Solstice – not quite at the official moment it occurs – 8.47 a.m. Alaska time, but close enough. So, from now on, it’s only going to get lighter every day until we hit 23 hours of daylight in June. Admittedly, today’s gain is all of 10 seconds so I can’t say we actually noticed it, but as the saying goes, especially at this time of year, it’s the thought that counts.

Our Scottish dogs are notoriously late risers anyway, I think somehow we managed to have dogs that don’t really “do” mornings – so when it’s still dark until close to 10 o’clock, it only encourages their tendency to lie in. This has been countered to some degree by the arrival of the new dogs we brought in when we arrived. These guys are obviously much more used to being up and at ’em in the morning.

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