As you will no doubt know the shortest day is either the 21st or 22nd of December. Thereafter the days start to lengthen but although sunset gets later so does sunrise. In other words immediately after the shortest day the mornings continue to get darker and did so until about a week ago. smilies

Sunrise then stayed at 08:04 AM for about another week until now. Today sunrise became earlier by one minute and was at 08:03. Hoorah! Another whole minute of daylight. smilies

We now have to wait until Thursday to gain another whole minute in the morning but at least the days are lengthening at both ends. We had better start planning. smilies