First Day of the Summer

Today was a long day… the longest of the year, the Summer Solstice.

In the sky, the Sun moved its Westward passage without Northern or Southern deviation… through the intermittent shading and fadings, as well numerous random cloudburst from silver streaked Cumulonimbus clouds, the Sun has shone out… and the long day has ambled on, ponderous and with no discernable haste – save for the illusion of lost hours.

This day is considered to be the formal beginning of the Summer season – but it has always been, for me, more indicative of a Midsummer time. I suppose it is the relationship that public schooling has to the Seasons lingers still.

June Beetles are out in force; Cicadas and Crickets sing in high reedy harmonies; opalescent Sunsets linger longer; golden Dusks yield to magic purple Evenings that give way to the warm and sweet darkness of Night.

Today was a long day… the longest of the year, the Summer Solstice.

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