Here it is early evening on one of the days of the year which tend to make me pensive. Thinking about the next few months and how I’m (unlike many other people) not fond of cool/cold weather.
The other day will be in early April when our clocks change and summer time will officially end. I know that act doesn’t change the weather – it certainly doesn’t need a clock to tell it what to do – it’s the idea that summer has been and gone and another season has begun.
Today is or rather was the Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. Not sure why but I’ve only just become aware there is an actual time of the day when the equinox actually happens.
So like most midnights on New Years Eve the equinox today slipped quietly past my house at 3.15 am this morning as I was slumbering away, snug as a bug in a rug, nice and warm under the extra blanket I needed because the overnight low was going to be 9c/48f.
So yes, the days will become shorter – well they don’t actually get shorter do they because there are still 24hrs – it’s the amount of daylight that becomes less 😎
I got into a real pickle years ago trying to explain all this to children each year and gave up just saying it’ll get dark earlier and that’s all there is to it. Really patient mother wasn’t I lol
The website I took the screen shot from suggested sunset at 7.30pm tonight and here it is 8pm and its dark outside. So to cheer me up I’m off to put on my PJs and make my Milo before I settle down for the evening.
Soon be time to hibernate I think 😊
Bye for now