Friday, December 13, 2013
I'll be updating the details of the weekend forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.
Summer officially arrived just after 1 AM Friday along the east coast and this means that the sun has now reached its highest point in the sky for the year. Some kids may still be in school, but the days lose a few seconds of daylight from now until just before Christmas.
The good news is that the speed that the light is lost is very slow and the sunset time will not change dramatically until later in July. The speed of light loss does increase quite quickly from July 7th to the 31st. On the 7th we lose about a minute of daylight, by the 31st, it's over 2 minutes less light each day.
The weekend forecast and into the middle of next week is looking quite nice with summer warmth and humidity for 4 to 5 days before a change to cooler weather for the second part of next week.
Gardening this week How are the plantings looking that you have against the foundation of your dwelling? Are they overgrown, too small or crowded? Check out this video in which I show you one foundation planting from start to finish. I added several important tips throughout the video.
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David Epstein has been a meteorologist for more than 25 years. He spent 16 years in Boston and currently freelances at WGME13 in Portland.
In 2006, David founded GrowingWisdom.com, a business producing educational and marketing videos for the green industry. He currently is a professor at Framingham State College, teaches Jan Plan at Colby College and owns Bloomscapes Inc., a landscape design business.
David authored "Gardens Of New England" and his work has been published in Grolier's Science Annual for 10 years. He lives in South Natick, Mass., and has a summer home in Harpswell.