Winter persists here with snow squalls, gray skies, and biting winds. But here's an encouraging sign that easier seasons are coming. Remember the winter solstice on December 21, 2019? On that day the sun set in Philadelphia at 4:38 pm. Today's sunset will be at 5:04. We've picked up 26 minutes of day length in 30 days. Click on the photo to enlarge the little group of house sparrows in the snow.
I'll take another sunset reading 30 days from now. Before you know it we will be nestling into warm sand at the beach like this gull.