Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice, Bean Sprouts readers! Tomorrow is the longest day and the shortest night of the year (in the northern hemisphere where I live anyway. In the southern hemisphere it is midwinter, the shortest day and longest night). At this time of the year light dominates over darkness, day dominates over night, warmth dominates over cold, life dominates over death.

Here in Britain we are finally having a nice summer after several long years of cold, dark, wet summers and it feels glorious! I am spending every minute I can out of doors shedding as many clothes as I dare and letting the sun warm my skin. I must admit I have got sunburned more than once already this season, which is not very wise.

Enjoy the special day, readers, and enjoy the summer.

7 comments:

Fran said...

Hi Melanie, I don't know where in the uk you are, but here in the east we are still waiting for summer to arrive! Today has been freezing cold, like an autumn day.
Anyway happy solstice!

Anonymous said...

100% agree. Good to be alive. Regards from DocRichard (cannot be bothered to remind Google i exist)

Bill of Ballaugh said...

Even over here, in The Emerald Isle, summer is making every effort to show she is still alive and kicking. Yesterday, Sunday, was wall-to-wall sunshine and today is set to be the same. Spending a lot of time sitting outside with my usual book-and-cuppa, gazing over the valley and just soaking up the sun to sound of the swallows and the cattle. I feel encalmed, if I'm allowed to use that word.

Melanie Rimmer said...

Dad, in the land that gave us James Joyce you are allowed to use any word you like, or make new ones up to suit.

Sinjy said...

Lovely, fresh and not too cold here in Yorkshire for the Solstice Sun rise.

Happy Solstice to you and to everyone.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Love your post. You may enjoy my Solstice post: http://www.thisgrandmothersgarden.com/2010/06/summer-solstice-in-my-utah-garden.html

Happy Solstice!

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Yaaay, summer! I'm so glad these days are longer!

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