Today is the last day of February and I have a snow day. The days are getting longer by almost three minutes a day. I just learned that the rate of change in the lengthening/shortening of the daylight increases as the equinox approaches and decreases as the solstice gets closer.
It is something I felt but did not know.
The days are getting longer by almost three minutes a day now and by the time the end of June they will change less than a minute a day.
My friend Rick just explained that to me on our trip to the Winter Swim Festival in northern Vermont as we delighted in the fact it was still light after 5:00PM. He said daylight length is a sine curve and that the rate of change in the middle of any sine curve is faster than it is at the top and bottom.
The lengthening day, the fact that my seeds from Fedco have arrived, and a snow day meant it was a good day to write a new Carrot Day Post.
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And what is a Carrot Day Blog without photographs. Below are three photographs I took in the last week in February.
From left to right and south to north, pecans under a pecan tree in Austin, Texas, the garden at 41 Western Ave in Hull, Massachusetts, and the pool cut into Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vermont at the Winter Swim Festival. The temperature range was 84 in Texas, 33 in Massachusetts, and -5 degrees Fahrenheit in Vermont.
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