When we live in cities, we sometimes don’t notice the rhythms of the earth and our seasons. Today is the summer solstice here in Australia – the day when the sun’s track across the sky reaches its highest point – and commonly called the longest day of the year.
It is also the start of summer, which looks like it will be a wet one, thanks to El Nino. We hope there won’t be any more flooding rains.
From now on, the minutes of daily sunlight slowly decrease, a sign that the natural world will always define our life.