RDP: Crepuscule

Hobart Waterfront. New Year's Eve 2015 -photo by Matt Clark taken on an iPhone.


I have to admit that I had never come across the word crepuscule before. Now I know that it is another word for twilight. Here in the southern hemisphere our days are getting longer. In a couple more weeks Daylight Saving Time will begin and we will have lots of crepuscule to enjoy.

In South Australia where I used to live twilight was a short-lived event.  By  the sea, where we lived, the sunsets were spectacular but night fell quickly. Here in Tasmania though we have long twilights, during the longest days of summer there is still some light as late as nine at night.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour as the moon rises.

I like it. I seem to recall that it was like that in England in summer time although of course I can’t be sure because when I lived there I was not allowed to stay up that late.

Twilight is a pleasant time. If the day has been hot it is starting to cool down.  If you have been busy during the day there is still some daylight left to enjoy at the end.

We sailed so close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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