We all crave a bit of extra light at this time of year, especially those of us who live under the often-grey skies of BC’s wet coast. I spotted the seagulls in the photo above, enjoying some winter afternoon sunshine on the sandstone shore of Drumbeg Park on Gabriola Island – and by their relaxed looks I think they were appreciating it every bit as much as I was. (Click on the photo to enlarge it, and you’ll see that they really do seem to be smiling!)
It will likely be another month before we notice the difference, but the days have finally started to grow longer rather than shorter here in the northern hemisphere. I expect the little bit of additional light each day is as much a relief for gulls and other wild critters as it is for humans.
To all of my blog readers, a big thank you for your visits to my blog and your comments, which I always welcome and appreciate. Here’s wishing you a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday season, wherever you are and however you might – or might not – celebrate such occasions. And if you live in the northern hemisphere, may you thoroughly enjoy the return of the light.