The birds are singing everywhere. There are flowers and an array of green colors on the hills and valleys. Although we have months of short, grey days in the winter, we are rewarded by these spectacular long, warm days. The first light appears in the sky around 4:00 a.m. and the last light fades away after 9:30 p.m. The pictures nearby were taken at 8:30 p.m. from a part of Zlin about 5 km away from our apartment.