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Lake Tomahawk in summertime.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Summer Solstice

also known as Changes in Habits! 

And Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!

It happens tonight here at 11;32 pm EDT. That's practically June 21.

So for the shortest night of the year...in the northern hemisphere at least, on our pretty blue ball, the earth somehow shuffles its tilt to begin going the other direction.

Midsummer Night's Eve exactly!

Seen through the screen this morning, I'm afraid there wasn't much to nibble on for this squirrel.

I loved the morning sun shining around the petunia leaves, as well as the greener tomato leaves below the marigolds on the left.

Later on I enjoyed this delicious repast, without a thought for the squirrel. However I did thank both the dear salmon who gave his body to help mine...as well as the delightful corn stalk for the juicy corn, and not at all the delicious avocado, tomatoes or various lettuces. I tried something different, namely eating my big meal at lunch rather than dinner. Mmm, just having yogurt and fruit and nuts left me unsatisfied at dinner time. This may not work.

And part of it was that with the heat of day, I tried doing my walk at around 6:30 pm, also after the summer-like showers were over. I had to step carefully over a few puddles, but it was at least in the mid 70s rather than 80s. But then I was really hungry afterward! So I had another light sandwich dinner. Oops.

Here's a pretty enjoyable community of talented singers/musicians/dancers, all celebrating in a language I don't understand, but sharing such joy I want to share it with you. (And the tune does seem to stay in my brain!) My cousin identified the language as Lativian, and in honor of the mighty oaks.

Today's quote:

Hold faith, for within the soul is the homing device.
We all can find our way back.

—Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Women who Run with the Wolves


  1. ...enjoy this long day of summer and each day that follows.

  2. Losing track of the date, I didn't realize that we were quite that close to the solstice. I was aware that it was impending though.

  3. My calendar on the wall doesn't have summer's start labeled. But here we are already. Happy Summer!

  4. The second picture looks like a stained glass window. The meals looks delicious. And the ideo--what a midsummer treat!

  5. Happy Summer Solstice! Enjoy the long day of sunshine.

  6. That squirrel should have no issues in gathering provisions.


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