Like it or not, we tend to let the weather affect our mood, and with real spring-like weather long overdue in this part of the Northern Hemisphere, it got me thinking about the changes for our Colonial forefathers who came to the U.S. from across the North Atlantic.
Given that the U.K's weather tends to be milder than say, New York State, we might need a reminder that Scotland, for example, is significantly farther north. We all understand that Alaska is the Land of the Midnight Sun, but have you considered how much daylight Inverness gets around the Winter Solstice? Verra little!
So did all those Highlanders that ended up in North Carolina enjoy those four extra hours of day light on a cold December day? Have you considered that in summer, the LONGEST day of the year is hardly any longer?
The fact is, sunrise to sunset is only part of the picture when you are far up north. Dawn and Dusk last quite a long time!