This is true:
However, .. it will happen! Here in the southern USA, it already has.
So today I’ve added my favorite day to the home page countdown: Summer Solstice! Those of you who know me or my blog know that I L-O-V-E summer!
So,…what’s this solstice thing? According to the Farmer’s Almanac:
The word SOLSTICE is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).
This year it happens on June 21st, at 651AM EDT. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. By then, I should have lots of these little guys in the garden.
In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.
This summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.
Don’t you love that?
The reliable Farmer’s Almanac has a list of 10 Ways to Celebrate Summer
For my friends in northern climes who are literally buried in ice and snow and my southern friends experiencing this unusual cold, and rare wintry precip, take heart – 36 days til the Spring Equinox!
I know – 36 seems like A LOT of days right now, so meanwhile, I continue to try to spread light and color for all my fellow S.A.D. sufferers.
Here is today’s offering, and for a look back at some from last winter, here are links to 3 oldies-but-goodies:
My little home town of Georgetown, South Carolina was recently hit hard by a fire which burned several historic buildings in the heart of our downtown.
A fund has been set up to help the victims (building and business owners, residents, employees) . I am donating all royalties from these prints and items sold before Nov. 30th, to that fund.
Click on any image below for more details or to purchase. Or go to Deb’s Digs on Zazzle to see the entire collection of available items. Most are available in various sizes and prices.
First, a bordered 16×20 available at Zazzle:
Front Street Cafe Lunch by debinSC
View other Georgetown PhotographyLarger print available at Fine Art AMerica
Several items, including a tote, tees, posters and postcards in the “Keep Calm and Carry On” theme at Zazzle:
Georgetown SC Fire Relief T-Shirt by debinSC
Make customized tshirts at zazzle
New designs and items added included coffee mugs, buttons and postage stamps!
Georgetown SC Fire Relief Postage by debinSC
Create your own USPS personalized stamps online at zazzle.com
Some photos of the fire HERE
List of all benefits, charitable efforts HEREPin It