As regular readers of the blog know, I am a frequent visitor to Green Lake in spring, summer and fall. In winter, I tend to exercise inside. But I did go one recent Sunday mid-afternoon when the rain held off and it was simply cloudy. Darkness falls here around 4:30pm at this time of year; during my walk, at about 3pm, it was already feeling like evening was upon us. There were lots of walkers so it felt quite safe, but this early darkness is our payback for having light until 9:30pm at the summer solstice.