Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summer Solstice!

Sunflower
Photo by Helen Ratcliff



Well, it is time to celebrate. The longest day, following the shortest night. All the fairies, pagans and druids will be casting their seasonal spell...
 21st June and the sun reaches the highest point in the Northern Hemisphere. Throughout this de-light-ful duration, defining the beginning of our summer, the sun, in relation to the earth, does not appear to move. Hence... The Solstice ("sun stands still"). Then... the very slow decent and the days gradually shorten. So... let's turn our faces to the sun and let the shadows fall behind us (Maori proverb) and embrace this magical time of year...


To be continued...

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