Here comes the SUN!

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

The sun came back today!!

After two months of mørketid, the sun came back today! I took this photo from the roof at work, several people came out to welcome the sun. It was beautiful to see the reactions of people on the street when they noticed the sun – it is true that smiles come back to faces :) seeing the sun again for the first time is a magical moment!

Tomorrow is the “offical” sun-day (soldagen), as that’s the first day that the sun reaches the stairs of the cathedral in town. But I don’t think we’ll see the sun tomorrow (instead we get rain :() so I’m glad we got to enjoy it a day early. The tradition is to eat solboller on soldagen (filled doughnuts that are called berliner boller the rest of the year :P) – 54000 were baked today! Looking forward to mine tomorrow :D

9 Responses to “Here comes the SUN!”

  1. Susan says:

    Yay! I know how excited you are! Enjoy the beautiful light!

  2. Ben says:

    Gorgeous photo you have there! It must be strange to live without the sun for an entire two months (though you had a break in the moderate latitudes of the Netherlands). The last time I was in Tromsø I arrived exactly two years ago from tomorrow, soldagen 2009. A truly remarkable time of the year in that high latitude. Enjoy the sun until next winter! :D

    • Hanneke says:

      Thanks :) Yep I did have a break, but didn’t see the sun much in the Netherlands either :D It’s still a great moment when the sun comes back, and to know the days are getting longer and longer…

  3. Ian says:

    You’ll be seeing a lot more sun on Saturday! :)

    Safe travels, see you at our Chalet…

  4. Franziska says:

    Hei.

    I´m following your page a very long time without no comment. Sorry for that! But now I got a smile in my face. It´s so fantastic with the sun coming back.
    Gratulerer så masse! Og nyt sola :)
    Mange hilsen fra Trondheim
    Franzi

    • Hanneke says:

      Hello Franzi – very nice to hear from you :) Sorry for my late reply, I have been on holiday. It’s so nice that the sun is back, and every day is lighter… I really enjoy getting the daylight back.
      I had a look at your blog – congrats and good luck with the last weeks :D
      Hilsen, Hanneke

  5. bart says:

    Fantastische foto! Alsof je al die tijd op het dak hebt staan wachten tot de allereerste stralen dan echt weer kwamen.