Winter is long. Especially here in Eastern Maine.
Eastern Maine is the first part of the continuous United States to see the sunrise and sunset.
In December the sun sets shortly after my daughter gets off the school bus.
Now it is the end of January. It is still cold and there is still snow on the ground.
By this time of the year, our bodies have acclimated. 30F may be cold for some people. Okay, it is probably cold for most people. But it is sweatshirt weather in Maine.
But nature is giving up signals that we are on the downhill to Spring. You hear the birds in the morning.
And the sun stays out just a little bit longer each day serving as nature’s reminder that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.