Still cloudy in the morning. I did manage to dry laundry outside, but couldn't see the sun at sunrise. But it was my last chance to get a pix even close to the equinox, so I took it.
As a reminder, these are pictures taken from my kitchen step at or soon after sunrise. I try to take them on the solstices and equinoxes, but what with clouds and my affinity for midnight rather than dawn... let's just say that one should never try to make a calendar from my findings.
Anyway, this time I thought that I would shrink the previous pix and stack them with the red line, which is just for orientation... it goes through the same tree in each one. The dates are: top to bottom, Sep 24, 2009, Jun 24, 2009, Mar 23, 2009, Feb 17, 2009 (not even close to the winter solstice), and a year ago... Sep 21, 2008.
Now you can easily see how the sun wanders north and south from where it rises on the equinoxes.
So, I'm off in the morning. Couldn't get a contest together for this month. Couldn't get any posts done ahead. I'm really hopeful that I'll be able to post from the hike a few time. For some good reason, views on this blog have increased since I came home from the Minnesota hikes, so I am really sorry that the regular posts will be on hiatus so soon again. Thanks so much, everyone!
See Kitchenhenge- Installment 2