Approaching the Solstice

A foggy, quiet morning during an unusually dry June. We need rain and there is little in the forecast. The birds are noticeably quieter now, save for the house sparrows who talk among themselves ceaselessly. Saturday marks the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. Morning light now fills the deck on the north side … Continue reading Approaching the Solstice

Approaching the Solstice

Snow falling all morning, then cleared suddenly revealing bright sun and deep blue skies. We are more than a week away from the solstice still. Here in the northern hemisphere the December dark falls early, especially in stormy weather. Down in the village holiday lights are on full dis[ply, dramatically outlining most of the houses … Continue reading Approaching the Solstice

After the Solstice

We've been traveling and working, doing the tasks of life and summer, seeing kids and grand-kids and saying goodbye to beloved family who have passed over. It seems good. Yesterday marked the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Today we will share ceremony to mark the year's turning. This day will be … Continue reading After the Solstice

Summer Solstice

A few days ago we set yet another record high for the date, but this morning is cool and showery. This afternoon we may have sun, but right now the sky is dramatic, cumulus clouds billowing between areas of brilliant, cerulean blue sky. Today marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, that moment in … Continue reading Summer Solstice