Thingtide Thursday June 21, 2007, 6 comments

The Anglo Saxon druids called it Thingtide. Most people call it the Summer Solstice. I call it fantastic.

The sun rose today at 5:36am (here in Toronto) and will set at 9:03pm tonight making for a 15 hour 26 minute and 44 second day, two second longer than yesterday and two second longer than tomorrow.

The actual Solstice – when the apparent position of the sun is highest in the year- officially occurs at 6:06pm (GMT) today. This marks the official start of Summer so get out there and enjoy the rays!


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Dug Thursday June 21, 2007


Sure, on paper a 15 hour, 26 minute days sounds great. Unless you are trying to get a appaerntly solar powered 19 month old to bed.

If you need me, I’ll be painting over some bedroom windows.

el tigra Thursday June 21, 2007


wow, 19 months old already? Doesn’t time fly. Seems like only yesterday!

I find it funny that this is the ‘start’ of summer. It’s been going for quite a while now as far as I can see. In fact today is marked by less heat and humidity, thankfully. Why is it I live in Virginia again?

Adrian Thursday June 21, 2007


We all keep asking that same question, tigra.

Myself, I am enjoying the super-long days.

chris Thursday June 21, 2007


mmmmmm…... summerraysâ„¢
~c

Sumedh Sunday June 24, 2007


Hmmm…and why is it that everywhere I see, I just hear news quite cognitively capable of depressing me?

Never been the day-person, I have. I love the night. The absence of light. The silence. The tranquillity…

Needn’t enumerate the infiniteness of it here though.

Coming to think of it, I like the stars too in the night. Love them, actually. And coming to think of it, the poor old sun is a start too. Just that the darned thing is too near and too bright for my liking.
But then, who listens to me anyway?

P.S. What does interest me is a curiosity to know what CMS is it that you use, Adrian?

Adrian Sunday June 24, 2007


Hi Sumedh!

This blog is run on textpattern.

As for the stars, I love them too. Just not as much as I love the sunshine.

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