Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice

Tonight at 6:09 CDT, the Summer Solstice will begin.  This will be the longest day and the shortest night of the whole year.  Summer officially begins, and what's not to love about summer?

We have fresh food from out gardens and flowers are blooming.  There is not so much laundry since we don't have to wear three layers of clothing.  School is out and we can wade in the creeks.  There are weddings and festivals and vacations and daylight 'til bedtime.  And, of course, lightning bugs! Oh, and watermelon!  Tomato sandwiches...I could go on and on.

My youngest son spent one summer in Alaska and saw how the solstice was celebrated there.  He had trouble sleeping because it was always daylight...just weird, he said.  He did enjoy the Solstice parties with grilled moose burgers.

Heat doesn't bother me....anything below eighty seems a little chilly to me.  So, I'm ready.  This is going to be the BEST SUMMER EVER!!!