Today is the shortest day so from now until June 21st the days will be getting longer again. I’ve always felt it would be better if the year actually started today as it would be aligned with the seasons better. Oh well, what’s 10 days amongst friends?
Surprisingly by New Year’s Day the day will already be 10 minutes longer. By the vernal equinox on March 20th day and night will be equal length and with luck there will be loads of solar energy (sunshine) powering up our seedlings. There’s an article on the site about daylength.
It’s been somewhat quiet on the gardening front what with the weather and work. I’ve still got jobs to do outside but cold, damp and drizzle doesn’t make me want to rush outside – or even into the polytunnel or shed.
Work is another thing. The number of times I think I’ll just do one job and then head outside only to realise it’s 3 o’clock already. Or, as happened with the software upgrade to our help forums, start something late when the site is quiet, only to crawl into bed at 3 in the morning. Then I end up spending the day like a zombie.
There was a time when I could go to bed with the dawn and still do a good day’s work but that was a few years ago. I think retirement is starting to look attractive. Just 1,218 days to go.
Right, we’re closing down for our Christmas holiday now so all that remains is for me to wish all my readers, my online friends –
A Very Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year