But with the solstice, the period of daylight will start to increase, even as days grow colder. It will be hard to notice for a while. The Time and Date website says Saturday will be ONE SECOND longer than Friday. But it’s a start.
As if the warm weather Friday were not enough, thunder, reminiscent of warmer days and seasons, pealed overhead.
This sign of spring and summer could not be seen or heard everywhere in the area. But in the Germantown area of Montgomery County, David Holtzman not only heard thunder, but, he said, he “saw lightning.”
Meanwhile, Friday and its warmth might have seemed just right for a visit to the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. But someone climbed part way up the tree. Even after he came down, authorities said the tree lights would stay off until damage could be assessed.
But overhead was the moon, big, bright and close to full.