Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Sun lovers take note:  Summer officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2012, at 7:09 P.M. (EDT).  That's tomorrow.  The Summer Solstice.  The longest day of the year. 

I plan to enjoy the extra rays of sunshine starting with early morning golf and ending with sunset drinks on the patio (with dashes outside during the work day to soak up a little more of the golden goodness).

What about you?  Will you turn your face upward as your garden?  Bask in a hammock?  Bake on a beach chair?  Will you walk a little more slowly to your car and let the sun's warmth relax your shoulders, warm you to the marrow?  Will you sit on a porch and watch the kids play way beyond bedtime? 

Whatever you do, enjoy the extra light and the little emotional charge we all get knowing that summer has finally arrived. 

And if you're having trouble getting into the mood, watch this video of The Beatles singing their fabulous song, Here Comes the Sun


  1. Happy solstice, my friend. Me? I'll be spending the day "resting," per doctor's orders. But there's nothing to say I can't "rest" on my back deck, in the shade of our little peach tree, listening to the raucous chatter of the acorn woodpeckers, the sweet minuets of the song sparrows, and the African drum beat of the raven percussionists in our large oaks.

  2. And while you're at it, keep stringing along those poetic sentences! Hope you're feeling better soon!