Chris' Corner: June 21st - the summer solstice - enjoy the longest day of the year!

June 21st - the summer solstice - enjoy the longest day of the year!

June 21st, the summer solstice, in the northern Hemisphere the longest day of the year.  Ever since I was young, it was this day that I realized that my birthday, December 22, was always on, or very close to the winter's solstice, making it one of the shortest, if not the shortest day of the year.

People would mention to me that I must feel shortchanged having a birthday so close to Christmas.  Funny, that never bothered me... My answer was that my birthday was easy to remember... but today, with sunrise in Alliston at 5:36 a.m. and sunset coming at 9:06 p.m., a day we will have 15 hours and 30 minutes of daylight, always seemed to remind me of how short my birth "day" actually was... funny how this thought came back into my mind, as if I was seven again...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to all of you out there who happened to be born today!  My son, Alec's birthday is next weekend, and he will enjoy longer birth "days" all his life,though he starts celebrating on Canada Day, July 1st, and carries through to July 4th, assuming the fireworks are, in part, for him ;-)

Since today is the day the sun shines on us the most of any day in the year, it befuddled me as a child why July and August were hotter than June... I better stop this before I really start taking a trip down memory lane...

It looks like a great morning, though the weather services are predicting some Thunderstorms today, tonight and tomorrow. 

Wherever you are, and whatever weather is coming your way, enjoy the summer solstice, and welcome summer, which will officially start at 1:16 pm!

Chris Smith CSSBB
          Sales Representative

Interested in Buying or Selling Real Estate?

  ph: 1.866.936.3500

Re/Max
Chay Realty Inc.,
Brokerage

Comment balloon 10 commentsChris Smith • June 21 2011 08:29AM

Comments

Chris - as a golfer, and realtor it means that I have more time to work and play. You can't ask for more than that.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) about 9 years ago

Chris, My husband's birthday is today and I'll let him know you wish him a Happy One!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 9 years ago

HI Chris,

with your Bday on such a short day, you just have to make it a weekend event or squeeze more events and activities into the one day.

but don't forget, it is just one day out of 365, let's celebrate them all, while we are on the sunny side of the grass.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Larry, I am sure you appreciate the extra hours available on the Golf course.

Wanda, I wish your husband a very happy birthday.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, Bmy birthday is not nearly as important to me now... I try to make a point of appreciating the beauty around me at all times and each day as being special.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Chris, we are enjoying the long warm days, cheers and enjoy.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

Chris,

It means you can play a double header on a ball diamond without the lights.

By the 3rd week in August, dusk wil be around 8:15 pm and erode at about 60 seconds per day.

Brian

 

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

David, we had a long cold winter, so we deserve it...

Brian, it means we can't start the fireworks till late on July 1st, eh ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Happy first day of summer Chris! and Happy Birthday to Alec, maybe he'll start celebrating now LOL!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Oh no Chris, the days are already starting to get shorter. It's all downhill from here. Every silver lining has a cloud.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

Participate