Wow! The shortest day of the year has passed us by, whizzing in and out without any ceremony.
The 21st, yesterday, was the shortest day of the year here in the southern hemisphere and the same date is the longest day for the northern hemisphere.
I had the thought of capturing both the beginning and end of the day. When I was awake before sunrise it became a reality and something I just had to do.
Sunrise in Cairns was at 6:45am.
I headed out for a short walk around near our place to try and capture some pretty and clear sunrise sky.
Sunset was a 5:52pm.
I headed out aiming for the Barron River but got sidetracked by the thought of sun on sugar cane flowers. That was where I stayed too.
The daylight hours lasted 11 hours and 7 minutes plus some seconds (my guess is about 5 seconds as today is supposed to be 6 seconds).
The day was nothing special in our house, just a normal weekend with Mr Sparky on call, me a little tired (and grumpy according to Mr Sparky) after my first night back on night fill after having some time off and both of us just hanging about at home as you do. The skies were clear and the weather beautiful, much more the northern winter it should be.