Sunday Stills – Ahhhh Summer Solstice – Again

In Sunday Stills this week, Terri invites to take a look at the Summer Solstice … again. While Marsha’s WQW prompt is June Holidays and Johnbo’s cellpic sunday invites us to get out and USE that cell phone camera! So without further ado, let’s get rollin’.

Little fluffy puffs of goose

Summer Solstice, also known as Litha and Midsummer’s Eve, is nearly upon us. Days are longer, nights are shorter, and the natural world is full of life. I adore Summer Solstice. The celebration of life, the long days, the warm evenings, a glass of iced tea on my deck, watching the goslings.

Young geese

It seems I can almost see them growing in just a few weeks. With the summer warmth and abundance of yummy green stuff, they have transformed from little balls of fluff into sturdy young geese.

Wee-bity bunny

“Life finds a way.” ~Dr. Ian Malcolm – Jurassic Park

A wee-bity bunny hides from the summer solstice heat in South Dakota. He is so perfectly camouflaged he is hard to spot. He was just a bit larger than the palm of my hand. Taken with my Moto g6, cropped and resized in windows photos and paint, yeah I know I’m such a techie ;-).

“Ancestor” metal sculpture Salisbury, UK

Because no Solstice celebration would be complete without some tribute to my beloved Stonehenge, “The Ancestor.” The Ancestor, built by Andy and Michelle Rawlings, made it’s debut at Stonehenge for the summer solstice 2010. It was built of thousands of bits of steel pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle and weighs about 7 tonnes. This shot was taken in front of the Holiday Inn Stonehenge, in Salisbury, UK.

Summer

There’s just something about a driftwood covered beach that says “I am Summer, come take off your shoes, dig your toes in my sand.” Here a couple of wild adventurers have ditched their shoes to dance in the waves on the beach near Kapaa, Hawaii.

A feather in the wind Westfir, Oregon

“Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.”
~Shania Twain

For that other beloved June Holiday – Father’s Day, I offer

“There are things that I’ve forgotten that I loved about the man,

but I’ll always remember the love in Daddy’s hands.”

~Holly Dunn

That’s it from Castle Serenity have a wonderful week ~Peace ~JP

9 thoughts on “Sunday Stills – Ahhhh Summer Solstice – Again

  1. Thanks for linking to Writer’s Quotes. This particular post could also link to Photographing Public Art Challenge because of the wonderful statue you included. I love all your summery pictures. I love the long days and shorter nights, too. It is strange to go somewhere closer to the Equator which has shorter days even in the summer – like Brisbane, Australia. It just seems so unnatural for it to be hot hot hot and be dark by 7:00 or 7:30. In Indiana where I grew up, it stayed light until almost 10:00 – or at least we kids played outside that long. LOL. Have a great week, my friend.

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    1. Thank you Marsha. We were in New Zealand a few years ago over Christmas, we attended a street faire where they had an inflatable igloo and a skating rink of soap bubbles, it was 90f 😂 On Christmas ⛄🎄 gotta love the Kiwi sense of humor. Yes I did try my hand at bubble skating. I actually have some public art in an upcoming post I’m planning to link up 💛 have a great week

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