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Friday Favorite: February Light

February 9th, 2018

We have reached that point where we have over 10 hours of sunlight once again here in Maine. I start monitoring the daylight hours in mid-January. One thing I love about February is the light. The days are longer and you can tell and the sun is still at a low angle in the sky. The result is that the house is bright, noticeably brighter than it is in December & January.

I wait to do yoga until the middle of the afternoon, so I can do it in the sun as is streams in through the windows. You’ll find my working on my laptop throughout the house, following the sun as it moves around. Living in the north will make you a sun seeker in the winter.

What’s the light situation like in your area? Do you live in an area with changing day lengths? Is there a time when you notice the days getting longer or shorter?

One Comment to “Friday Favorite: February Light”
  1. Nebraska Dave on February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Susy, my grandson lives with me and every school day morning we head out the door at about 7:30 a.m. Now with it’s not a cloudy day, like today, the sun is just peeking up over the eastern horizon. By the end of school year in May the sun will be high in the sky. Morning light starts at about 5:30 a.m. by then. During the months of December and January we drive to school in the dark. I’m always a little sad when the end of June comes and the days begin their trek to darkness once again.

    Have a great Maine day. I see another snow storm is heading across the plains.

    Nebraska Dave

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