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Old 12-13-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Yarmouth, Maine
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I grew up on the western border of the Eastern timezone (Dayton, Ohio) and now live on the eastern border of the same timezone (Yarmouth, Maine). I can recall sunsets in the summer in Ohio being past 9:00pm - or close to it; and conversely the sunrises in Maine occur at 4:50am. So although you do get quite a dark curtain this time of year in Maine, I do like the 15+ daylight hours in the summer that we do enjoy here!
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:22 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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We can all rejoice on the 21st because THE DAYS WILL BE GETTING LONGER!!!

As the days grow longer,

the cold grows stronger.

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Old 12-14-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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I've only lived here since May and have yet to see the Northern Lights...but I can't wait!
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... At nighttime I can go outside when the air is crisp and it literally looks as though I could reach up and touch the stars. The Milky Way is clear and on some night's I swear you can see the different shades of black/gray/blue in space. I can usually clearly pick out the satellites too. Also when there is snow on the ground and if the air is still you cannot here anything. There is no sound. That silence and clarity both make for an awesome scene. You’ll have to come to Maine and check it out!
Oh My! Thank You... Maine has just thrown another pulling link down here to me in Virginia.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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The sky where I live is amazing. There are no street lights on the road. The first time I looked up and saw the sky for the first time it took my breath away.
Beautiful.
Thank You qw the movie lover recommends the film "Local Hero" as one that captures the very special magic of a good sky.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0085859/
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Thank You qw the movie lover recommends the film "Local Hero" as one that captures the very special magic of a good sky.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0085859/
Well we'll just have to check that one out. I've never seen it. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I grew up on the western border of the Eastern timezone (Dayton, Ohio) and now live on the eastern border of the same timezone (Yarmouth, Maine). I can recall sunsets in the summer in Ohio being past 9:00pm - or close to it; and conversely the sunrises in Maine occur at 4:50am. So although you do get quite a dark curtain this time of year in Maine, I do like the 15+ daylight hours in the summer that we do enjoy here!
Hey wait a cotton pickin' minute... I grew up in Dayton, went to UC and currently live in Lebanon (someday to be in Eastport)!! What part of Dayton, where did you go to school...etc.?
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Hang in there, folks.

Another couple of days and the daylight hours will slowly start getting longer again.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Hang in there, folks.

Another couple of days and the daylight hours will slowly start getting longer again.
Don't be too quick to wish the seasons onward. there is much wisdom in knowing and living with the cycles. In the summer the sun rises early and stays up late and (usually) so do we; but in winter, the long, cold nights call things into balance with longer nights, and a desire to hybernate in our human dens. Even those of us who no longer are likely to "make cubs" can appreciate this need for balance.

Though if you are one who suffers with SAD. you have my sympathy. I have "reverse SAD" -- summer depression (seriously.)

I am enjoying the longer nights and (here in NC) the return of seasonal (even if not cold enough to suit me!) temps. We were overcast today with a sky that teased of snow -- though I know the thermometer will not cooperate, and only give us the rain that is falling now.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Vitamin D is a huge help to me during the short days of winter. Without it I could join the other vegetables in the cold cellar.
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