When the Sun Sets at 4:25

It’s Six Word Saturday, I may be stretching the rules by using numerals. In November and December, our days are quite short in Madison; from a bit after 7 am to 4:25 pm (16:25)! That contrasts with June, when we have from 5:20 am to 8:40 pm (20:40). Last weekend when we started a hike at 3 pm, it felt like we had plenty of time. We enjoyed walking through the Cherokee Marsh as a family. Then the pink and orange sky reminded us the sun’s descent comes early.

Look along the horizontal midline of the photo below for two beaver lodges!

Beaver lodges at Cherokee Marsh Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

The moon was two days shy of full.

Marsh at sunset Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

I love the fluff of cattails, but I resisted temptation.

Cattails near dusk Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Farewell until our next walk…

Path through Cherokee Marsh Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Tell us about a walk you took this week.

Check out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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Rebecca Cuningham

28 thoughts on “When the Sun Sets at 4:25

  1. I remember living in France (latitude being more north than Los Angeles), and I recall it being completely dark by 4:00pm. Absolutely mind-boggling, since the earliest it sets in southern California is 5:00pm (and even then, that’s still early)! The days might be shorter, but they give an incentive to get up early to enjoy the day more so than later. At least, until summertime…

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    1. The span of the sun really marks the cultural rhythms of a place. I remember playing outside with neighbors in Minneapolis until soo late (9 pm) when I was a child. Thanks for your addition to the conversation!

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