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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Signs of Summer Solstice

Litha, the Wiccan sabbat celebrating the summer solstice, arrives next week.

Obviously the warmer temperatures, fireflies at night, trees in full green regalia and kids running through sprinklers are some of the signs of the season.

Here are a few more:

Strawberries are in season here in Central New York. "U-Pick" Strawberry signs are popping up all over.

Oh, boy! Farmers Markets are opening all around! Every week something new is on display.

That screaming you hear is likely due to the fact that the school bell has rung for the last time this year.
 

And now the kiddies are heading off to enjoy swimming, canoeing, poison ivy and hiking.

Also the smell of barbeques being fired up all over the neighborhood, after-dinner runs to the ice cream shop or perhaps the scintillating sounds of the blender whipping up strawberry daiquiris to sip on the deck.

Savoring summer is a joyful occupation.

And for Wiccans, it is a time to celebrate the full and glorious return of Light, the flourishing of all Nature and the opportunity to honor the Goddess and the God in their aspects of full health and vivid life.


12 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Looks like you are well prepared to enjoy Litha and all the splendors of the season, Robin! It's hard to believe that very soon the days will be getting shorter again!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmm, a strawberry daiquiri would be nice right about now. I know it's only 7:00 a.m. -- what's your point?

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love that bright and warm feeling that says that everything is alive. I haven't seen any signs for strawberries yet, but Nature is definitely singing of Midsummer!

Now I want fresh strawberries...

Ashling said...

Fun posting! I'm not a big fan of Summer (hate heat & humidity), but you reminded me of the things I do love about it!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I just love Litha!! Such a great time of year to celebrate midsummer! Bonfires shall be lit, calendula shall be picked and we shall make merry! Blessed Litha to you Robin!

Lon A. said...

Those strawberries and vegetables look delicious!

c. Joy said...

... I saw the daiquiri and forgot what I was going to say... ;)

mxtodis123 said...

Isn't it wonderful? I love everything about summer...except for the humidity.
Mary

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

We've finally caught up with You it seems :-) Strawberries are ripe and school ends for summer. But I doubt that any kids here run through sprinklers, they would freeze to death I'm afraid :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Magic Love Crow said...

Everything is coming alive! What a wonderful feeling! Fresh strawberries, yummy! Farmers Markets, excellent! Having a nice daiquiri, sweet ;o) Want to come over for a barbeque? I will see if Kim can come too ;o) Hugs ;o)

Linda Wildenstein said...

yummers on the berries. And the drink looks even better. Oma Linda

Jeanne said...

Huzzah for Farmer's Markets, Summer Camp and Daiquiris! :0)