Yesterday was the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. In this area
we saw a beautiful sunset for the longest day of this year and today we are seeing rain.
Starting today the days will start getting shorter. The Summer Solstice occurred on June
twenty-first of this year and the days will be getting shorter by about a minute every
three days, but this rate is not constant. By the Autumnal Equinox, the days will
have gotten shorter by about three minutes every day. After the Autumnal Equinox,
in September, this trend reverses again until the rate of change per day is about a
minute every three days until the Winter Solstice. After the the Winter Solstice the
days will start to get longer and the rate of change, per daylight hours, will start
to decrease from about a minute every three days until the Spring begins. The Vernal
Equinox occurs on March 20 where the day and the night are equal in duration. Now,
the days are getting longer by about three minutes a day, but this rate again starts
getting less until the Summer Solstice. Anyway, hope you have a good summer.
Start Of "Rockport Days" Pictures.
On September 17, 2016 at 10:00 am, the Rockport Days annual event was in its' second
day of community activity. On the sixteenth of September, at daylight, the Rockport
Community Yard Sale kicked off the "Rockport Days 2016" event. For most of the Friday
morning, there was a constant flow of buyers and lookers to keep the venders busy and
anxious to return next year.
On Saturday, the Community Center Building was open and the small kitchen was used
to prepare food and drinks for the visitors throughout the day. The shelter and porch
area was a gathering and meeting place for area residents and
"Out of Towner's" to meet and mingle. That area stayed crowded all day long.
The children and the young at heart had the full run of the playground and there was
a constant flow of activity over the entire playground with the "Monkey Bars" gathering
the most participants. The ball field was a staging area for the "Antique Car Show"
as well as a staging area for the parade units. The main event event of the day was
a parade that started in the mid-afternoon.
Plans are already underway for the next year's event and it is developing with the
hope and intent of it being bigger and better than this year's event. Will try to
keep you updated on the plans for "Rockport Days" 2017. Hope to see you there.
Wishing you the best for the year, 2017..