Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Brighter Days Ahead

December solace on The East.
Tonight is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and marks the longest night of the year. In my neck of the woods, the sun will set this afternoon at 4:42 and won't rise again for fifteen hours and twenty minutes.

It was dark when I began working this morning, and it will be dark when I call it quits this evening. Where's the fun in that?

Fortunately brighter days are ahead. From here on out, each day will be a little longer, the sun a little higher. A month from now there will be nearly two extra hours of daylight. And eventually the day will come when I'll once again find myself knee deep in the Gallatin, fishing the caddis hatch in the twilight of a summer night.

Here's to the turning point.


  1. Sounds like cause to drink a beer. Cheers!

  2. Long time follower, first time poster, I couldn't agree more with this post. I too look forward to the day that the pendulum starts to swing in the opposite direction and we have many more hours of daylight to play with and do as we wish, which admittedly for most of us is fish until the last sliver of sunlight is gone.