Our Blog assignment this week is to blog about National Daylight Appreciation Day.
"National Daylight Appreciation Day is observed each year on June 21. This day recognizes summer solstice (the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere) and encourages people to celebrate the many benefits of the sun. What can you do to enjoy more daylight? Do something outdoors today and share some photos."
Here's a little nugget of info:"Most meteorologists divide the year into four seasons based on the months and the temperature cycle, which allows them to compare and organize climate data more easily. In this system, summer begins on June 1 and ends on August 31. Therefore, the summer solstice is not considered to be the first day of summer, meteorologically speaking.
Astronomically, however, the first day of summer is said to be when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, which occurs on the summer solstice (June 20–22). Therefore, the summer solstice is considered to be the first day of summer, astronomically speaking."
11:54am, to be exact!
I love the outdoors! But not so much in the afternoons here in TX -- I still get out there, though. It is, after all, the longest day of the year and
Hiking is what I really enjoy doing! And, of course, along the way on ANY hike is a nice lake to jump into to cool off.
BBQing is another great idea! Maybe try grilling vegetable kebobs or fruit.
I planted sunflower seeds a couple months ago and they are so big & gorgeous!
Those are the only ones I've taken so far but there are several, and all have multiple buds getting ready to bust out. I love sunflowers -- you can't help but smile a little. They're so cheery!
But, tomorrow I do intend on dragging my family out on a hike!