Midnight Sun

Weather today just dreadful.  But it’s impossible not to be aware of how extraordinary it is here at midsummer.  I drove home from Bridge of Allan on Thursday evening – still air with mist resting in the valleys.  I could have read the paper out on the patio at 11.45 pm.  And the special thing is the strange quality of the apparently endless twilight.  Unlike David Campbell, I have little knowledge of what happens in the early dawn.  But I was prowling around at 4 am this morning and it was fully light here.