The same Sun shines on us all. Everyone on Planet Earth gets their sustenance from the same Sun. That Sun shines over Alaska, as well as over the Hawaiian Islands. I spent two years in Minneapolis in grad school, and I especially appreciated that sunshine in Winter, when it was bitter cold.
In 2016, Hubby and I went on a cruise to Alaska with Hillsdale College. The sun shone on our ship, the Crystal Serenity.
That pool looks pretty inviting, doesn’t it?
When we got to Skagway, the sun was shining, and it was about 70 degrees out. A beautiful day, surrounded by mountains.
Now that I look at this photo, it looks like the ship is about to run right over all those vans in front of it.
And on the way home, among the Gulf Islands of Canada…
This is actually an intersection of two perpendicular streams of water, and that makes for some treacherous cross-currents.
Farther West, in Hawaii-
The sun shines a lot in tropical Hawaii, and it was pretty nice while we were there. But it’s often prudent to have shade available. These beautiful ladies were doing their traditional hula dance for us. They just looked so happy!
Yeah, it’s almost a cliche, but they were delightful to watch.
In 2014 we went to Arizona for another Hillsdale function. Arizona is even hotter than Hawaii in the summer, and the sun shines most of the time. When you think of Arizona, does cactus come to mind?
When you think of the Pacific Northwest, does “rain” come to mind? Yes, but the sun does shine too around here.
There may be “nothing new under the Sun”, but when it shines, we go outside to enjoy it.