Ding! It just happened. Summer solstice. My bummer day — the return of darkness as the days start getting shorter. Only three months left of having more day than night.
Welcome to the first day of summer! Standby for winter…
On the other hand, fall means baseball post-season, and it seems reasonable to think my Minnesota Twins will, at least, win the division. (How far they can go very much remains to be seen.)
Unfortunately, “darkness ahead” speaks to more than the fading of daylight — we’re rapidly ramping into Campaign 2020 on all fronts. The forecast isn’t just for darkness, but ugliness, too.
Baseball and political hardball aside, take a moment to enjoy the longest day, the almost ironical “first day” of summer.
I’ll leave you with this: Seven years ago (almost exactly, 6/19/2012), it hailed and I found hailstones outside that looked like this:
Stay sunny, my friends!