The longest day of the year falls on June 21st, Summer Solstice. The energy this time of the year radiates! The Solstice marks the outermost extension of light and energy. The days days are long. We’re up at 5:oo a.m. and moving through these long summer days with chores and projects until it gets dark which out here in the mountains, is nearly 10:00 p.m. It’s amazing.
I love early morning chores. No sleeping in at Buxton. The birds just wont’ have it! Their singing is clearly in invitation to rise up and greet the day. That doesn’t mean we don’t bask in afternoon siestas whenever possible. Remember we’re learning how to pace ourselves this season.
Who doesn’t like being outside engaged in exercise and activities in the long hours of summer daylight?
And how about those fireflies this time of the year who appear at dusk? They bring back so many fond memories. Growing up we called them “lightning bugs.” They fill the pastures. I get to watch them from our studio windows before drifting asleep. It’s very soothing.
This is such a sensual special time of the year. It’s opposite of course is Winter Solstice December 21st. Just imagine where you might be 6 months from now when it’s dark and cold. The time of the year to be within. What contrast this wonderful life gives us. This is a terribly fertile time! Enjoy this radiant life giving summer solstice celebration. We are!