Here we are, are year on and all is as it should be. The birds sing, the sun shines – between showers – and the solstice is upon us.
There’s something magical about the summer solstice. Maybe it’s the long day, the short night, or maybe it’s something else.
Here in the UK we are enjoying lovely weather – let’s hope it lasts all day and evening, because if it does, the solstice will be amazing. Who can resist the mysterious pull of a crimson sunset or the promising allure of a sparkling sunrise?
Every year people gather at ancient stone circles to celebrate. Here in Wiltshire we’re lucky enough to have two major stone circles: Stonehenge – world wide famous, and Avebury, reputedly even older than Stonehenge. Our ancestors understood the power of the sun, aligning the giant stones perfectly.
If I have one whinge about the summer solstice, it’s this. After today it’s all downhill… the days get shorter and the nights get longer. But, on the brightside it’s not too noticeable for a while.
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