The days are definitely getting longer, which is good! I can now start evening dog duty around 5pm, and still have light when I finish. Around mid-December, I was starting at 4pm, and having to use my headlamp before I was finished.

I saw sunbeams streaming through the clouds this afternoon, so I got out the old Nikon and fired off a few exposures. That’s about as high on the horizon as the sun gets during the winter here, so going outside or driving means squinting a lot. I’ve started putting lotion with sunblock on every morning, to combat the effects of squinting, bitter cold, and wind on my face.

Sun Streaks

Sun Streaks 2