Up here in (at least to most of you) the Far North, the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere began for us today at 1:13am) is a big deal to us. The long trip to the Summer Solstice begins with the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere) when we get some mental relief that the long (as in LONG) winter nights will now slowly get shorter with the passage of the upcoming months. We hit March and the Equinox and we are off-and-running with the daylight getting longer than the nights. And then? We reach the Summer Solstice and Oh My, our days are now going to begin to get shorter (by as much a few seconds at first) as we begin to head downhill towards winter. The seasons of the year. The seasons of our lives.

The Green Strip outside of our living room at 5:30am this morning.

The below link to Wikipedia will tell you all you may want to know about the Solstice.


The below link will take you to what’s happening up here in Anchorage today.


Back on June 20th of 2020, two years ago, I did a post on blogspot about the Solstice up here in Anchorage. A nice post you may enjoy re-reading.


What are Patti and I going to do today? We plan to attend two meetings, one at 12 noon and the second at 7pm this evening. We also will take a nice walk over to Sitka Street Park.

Thanks so very much for hanging-in-here with us.

Cap and Patti

Post Script : This is a program of honesty Captain. For Patti and me, our last several winters have been spent down in Sunny Arizona and Nevada as we receive medical treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

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