The dark is rising

My least favorite part about winter is already here: the dark.  The sun is still coming up at a reasonable hour (for now), but it gets dark so early in the evening!  It’s barely 6pm, and I feel like I should be going to bed.  (I am not a night owl.)  I think I need a sun lamp.

Ooh, speaking of the sun (or brightness, at least), I got the picture I was hoping to get.  A few weeks ago, I noticed a view of St. Mary’s I really liked (from the drawbridge over the creek), but all the trees were still so green (I say it like it’s a bad thing – it’s not!  I love it when the trees are all green.).  I thought it might be a nice picture to get once the leaves started to turn.  Then we planned our trip to Oregon, and I was sure I was going to miss it, that by the time we got back, all the leaves would be gone.  Not so!


Then I took a wider shot – look at that sky!


I love September and October skies.  (I know it’s November, but November doesn’t have skies like that.  Don’t tell anyone.)


  1. The Wombat

    Pretty pic! The sky is such a deep shade of blue. I’m with you on the dark evenings. Ugh. I’ve been thinking about getting a special light for the past couple winters. Maybe this is the year…

  2. Momma Betty

    I love the contrasting shades of blue in the sky and the water, especially in the bottom picture.

    I was just reading about Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as it’s so aptly called. Some people have it really bad, but I think all of us who live with changing seasons have it to some degree or other. This article was talking about getting enough vitamin D from the sun or replacing that with a light source. It said that we need at least 20 minutes of sunshine a day. How do those Norwegians and Swedes manage???

    I think those clocks that gradually increase the light in your bedroom are a cool idea.

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