The information accompanying this photo tells me that I took it on 17 December 2013 (one of my 5 my beautiful sisters’, Carole’s, birthday) at 8:42:39. Sunrise at that hour I can handle. 2 months later, today, sunrise was at 7:37. And it will just keep coming earlier and earlier until June 22, the Summer Solstice. Because Ireland is so far north, the summer nights are very short and the days quite long. In the summer, the “lighting up time” (when you need to turn your driving headlights on) can be 11 p.m. or later! And, the sky starts lightening again by 4 a.m. I wear a sleep mask!
Copyright 2014 Mary Jane E Clark
Autumn in Saratoga Springs, NY, my hometown, is one of the most lovely times of the year. This picture is of Congress Park, home of the Canfield Casino, and just off Broadway which was recently voted “One of the Most Beautiful Main Streets in America”. As I child, I spent hundreds of hours in this magical park and even celebrated my Junior Prom in the Canfield Casino. Living in Jupiter, Florida and County Meath, Ireland, I don’t get to see the flaming foliage of autumn in the northeastern United States………………..and I miss it!
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Copyright 2012 Mary Jane E Clark