Nix and Hydra, and other things.

It's the solstice. This is always sort of a sad day for me, as it marks the time when the days begin to get shorter. There are plenty of blackberries still to be had, and apples and Brussels sprouts still to come...but. One begins to feel like Robinson Crusoe, rescuing spars and detritus from a wreck that's long since gone down.

Nix and Hydra, Pluto's two moons, were disovered on this day in 2006. Were they demoted, too?

The Battle of Okinawa ended, in 1945.

Bats are particularly active at this time of year.