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Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/21/2015, 10:18 am

flower For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the longest day of sunlight, and longest time of twilight.  Enjoy it all!

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  boffer on 6/21/2015, 10:46 am

Despite being just a couple days past a new moon last night, the sky wasn't completely dark at 10pm last night. I love it. I gotta soak up all the sunlight I can to help get me through our dismally dark winters.

(If only I could!)

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  NHGardener on 6/21/2015, 3:42 pm

Boffer, I suggest a battery system to store your solar energy.  Very Happy I'm the same way.

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/21/2015, 5:06 pm

Every year this day always makes me feel sad.  I try not to think about it. Same with the first day of daylight savings time.  i abhor losing that one hour of daylight in the morning.

On a happy note, we had one and a quarter inches of rain today! That is something to celebrate!
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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  NHGardener on 6/21/2015, 7:13 pm

Yup CC, today is the beginning of the end.  Very Happy

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/21/2015, 8:17 pm

@NHGardener wrote:Yup CC, today is the beginning of the end.  Very Happy
Noooooooooo!  It has actually been a dry and partly cloudy day here.  My son mowed, brown ruts in the backyard, but it is mowed  Wink I love the long days, and it is still goin' strong here!

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/21/2015, 11:35 pm

@NHGardener wrote:Yup CC, today is the beginning of the end.  Very Happy
Longest day of the year - now it is the downhill slide to winter!   lots o

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  Kelejan on 6/21/2015, 11:54 pm

Oh dear!  I feel the same way about it being the downward slide to Winter.  The opposite of what I feel on the shortest day of the year which lifts my spirits.

But I did have a good day in my garden, mowing the lawn, watering, pottering about, soaking up the sun, and shade  when I needed it. 

Kept going indoors to see how the U.S. Open Golf was going,  I watch it as I learned to play gold and took it up for three years.  I am rather fascinated how one man can sit in the clubhouse after finishing, and have to rely on another man's effort whether to place his ball in the hole in one, two or three stroke, and fame and fortune comes of that. Very Happy

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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2015, 1:14 am

@Kelejan wrote:Oh dear!  I feel the same way about it being the downward slide to Winter.  The opposite of what I feel on the shortest day of the year which lifts my spirits.

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/22/2015, 3:07 pm

My son mowed, brown ruts in the backyard, but it is mowed



Rut-row!

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/22/2015, 5:51 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:
My son mowed, brown ruts in the backyard, but it is mowed



Rut-row!
Rut-row is right, Marc!  But I was impressed that he could get to the whole thing without getting stuck.

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Re: Happy Summer Solstice!

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/22/2015, 6:25 pm

On the upside, especially since I planted a bit late this spring, I have another chance to plant cool-weather crops!  FFD: 09/07.

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