Tuesday was the summer solstice, when the daylight was longest of the year. Yesterday, the sun rose at 5:44 am. At 5: 45 am, I came downstairs and looked out of the living room window. I don't usually get up this early, but boy, I was glad! The scene above greeted me. It lasted only for a few minutes, and you are not supposed to stare at the sun. The painting was done from a photo.