Midsummer – The light is here!

June 21st, 2015 by

This time of year we have daylight around the clock. Sunset and sunrise are within the same hour so it’s only getting slightly less bright at night.

I love this time of year, it’s so uplifting after the dark winter. You can be outside working in the garden as long as you want (except for the mosquitoes that are terrible in the evenings and make you want to go inside).

I was up in the attic last night at half past twelve, it was half way between sunset and sunrise, and I took this picture. The sun will rise a little to the right of the picture.




  • Bren H

    Great picture, but how do you sleep with it being so light

    • Monicascreativeroom

      You get used to the light, but we are also using blinds.

  • Geraldine O’Hare

    I had no idea the summers were like that in Sweden. How many hours of daylight do you get in the winter?

    • Monicascreativeroom

      Sweden is a long country and I live in the north part, not far from the Arctic Circle. At Christmas time, when it’s the darkest period, the sun is up for about three hours. Then if it is cloudy or snowing, it never gets really bright.

  • Denise Turner

    I love the thought of eternal daylight I don’t sleep much anyway but it is always too dark to do anything in the garden at night here

  • Beautiful photo and I had no idea that you had that much in common with Alaska in the US. Beautiful view. ~Diane

    • Monicascreativeroom

      Yes, I live just as far from the Polar Circle as Fairbanks in Alaska! 🙂

  • Christine Simmonds

    I hope everything is ok with you as we have not seen any activity here since June xx