12 minutes and 27 seconds

Today not only was daylight today twelve and a half minutes longer than at the Solstice but, maybe more importantly, the sun rose one minute earlier than at that time:

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The Blue Tits certainly got excited, prospecting…

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…inspecting…

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…testing the view…

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…and then actually camping out for the night:

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We got excited too. The sun was shining through last year’s remains

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melting the overnight ice

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and illuminating new life

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