Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer Solstice

Sunrise solstice celebration. It poured rain at 4:00 but stopped by 5:00.

Good thing I planned ahead and had covered the firewood with a tarp.

No visual sun rise due to the overcast sky, but the fire represented nicely.

I'm so in love with these colors. I must paint them! I was especially obsessed with how the ashes of this cedar were a beautiful blue-gray.

The sun is at its brightest today and nature is at her peak.

Happy Solstice, everyone! May you be blessed with light, love...

and laughter...

Me (left) and my best friend, up since 4am!


Linda said...

Thank you for dropping by Kathleen, You had a wonderful celebration, friends always make an occasion special.
Happy Solstice..Lindax

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

i used to love summer but we get such hot boiling days now...but i hope your summers are better! happy solstice!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Happy Solstice to you! How lovely you were able to celebrate so well!

gtyyup said...

Summer Solstice??? Where???? ;~) Only rain in our skies today. But, it's supposed to clear out this week.

Enjoy your celebration!!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Kathleen, (sorry I left my comment on the wrong post at first), but what a wonderful way to celebrate summer solstice. Thanks for sharing!

marnie vollenhals said...

Great pictures! I love watching wood burn too and eating smores!

Life With Dogs said...

The nicest post I've found today. Have a great summer!

Julia Guthrie said...

So cool! I wish I could have joined you guys :)
Happy Solstice to you too!

I made (am finishing off today) a 'Solstice' vibrational/flower essence to capture the energy of this Solstice:)
I can't wait to use it!

L.Holm said...

Happy summer, Kathleen! Great photos! Love the one of you and your friend laughing.
What a fun time. Looking forward to seeing some cool ash blue/fiery red/orange paintings! :-)

(my word verification is "praise")

Karen said...

Good for you for staying up and watching the dawn rise! I so wanted to but ended up giving in and going to bed as my eyes were needing matchsticks! :)

artbykarieann said...

well tha's certainly a celebration, hope you got some sleep soon afterwards!

Bijou said...

Hi Kathleen,

I don't know what Summer Solstice is but it looks like you enjoyed it! Mom says Sunday was the longest day of the year, that I do understand.

Wags & wiggles,

Dean Grey said...

What a wonderful celebration, Kathleen!

I agree with you about the fire's colors. The grays in the ash/logs and the glowing reds would make an amazing painting!