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June 28, 2011

Summer solstice is forgotten

I like to mark the changing of the seasons and to take a moment or a day or two to contemplate my life and the changing times. Summer solstice often passes without noticing because the garden if keeping me so busy.
Summer solstice occurs when the earth's tilt is most inclined toward the sun providing abundant sunshine for the temperate north and making the day on which this maximum tilt occurs, the longest day of the year. Though hardly noticed at first, through the rest of the hot, hot summer sunshine, each day is getting a little shorter. Usually sometimes in August or September, I notice how it's getting dark at 7pm now.

Many cultures celebrate the solstice and I think it's worth taking some time on the 21st to celebrate our lives and to acknowledge their dependence on sunshine, soil, and water. The ingredients needed for all live and so obvious to the gardner.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at June 28, 2011 4:57 PM
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