Pat Shingleton: "It's Seasonal..."
Springtime has been with us for 93 days and even though today is a season-shift, we've been experiencing summer for approximately a month. Today is the longest day of the year, marking the official start of the summer solstice. The sun is positioned at its furthest northern point; directly overhead at noon. Elsewhere, the warmest part of the day is after noon when the sun is highest in the sky. The heat kicks-in and increases due to the lag-time required for the ground and water to heat-up. North of the Arctic Circle there's continuous sunshine for 24 hours. Sunset in Barrow, Alaska won't occur until August 2. Along the U.S.-Canadian border the sun appears for 16.25 hours and 13.75 hours in Baton Rouge. And to all the Dad's a special salute to you on this Father's Day. During our church service's this morning a special blessing will be bestowed on Dad's living and deceased. I have been blessed with a tremendous father who bestowed upon me the importance of being a good father with hopes that Mike and Katie agree. Enjoy this day with your kids and grandkids. As mentioned previously, Pat's column is available at www.PatShingleton.com.