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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-20-13 10:29 AM
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Happy Summer Solstice, tonight and wee hours of tomorrow.
Edited on Thu Jun-20-13 10:46 AM by No Elephants
Apparently, it is hitting areas west of the central time zone late tonight and the central and eastern zones in the wee hours of Friday morning.

http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-...

Sort of a wide stance summer solstice this year.


That makes tonight or tomorrow night what Shakespeare considered Midsummer's Night. According to legend and his play, magical things can happen. So, keep your eye out for magical stuff, starting somewhere around 11 pm tonight, Mountain Daylight Time.

Like so many holidays, it started out as a pagan celebration, then was converted into a Christian one, but the pagan undertones remained. in the celebrations.

Summer Solstice in varous lands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer

I used to take the expression "Midsummer's Night very literally. Once, I actually counted the days between the summer solstice and the fall equinox to see when Midsummer was. Turns out the middle of astronomical summer is sometime in August, but it's not what the Shakespearean play or the legends and traditions are about.

Willie and medieval England, I can relate. I always feel as though the summer is almost over once July 4 passes. (July 4 is almost a week-long celebration in Boston.)


Anyway, summer up!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-21-13 05:04 AM
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1. Thank you, No Elephants!
Summer sure does go fast. Things have not lived up to my expectations. My expectations were too high.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-23-13 12:53 AM
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2. I bet they're not too high anymore.
Wait. I take that back. I know I am still capable of being disappointed, no matter how cynical I think I have become.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-23-13 08:21 AM
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3. I should have said, "My low expectations were too high."
Because it's true.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-23-13 09:17 AM
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4. Sounds like a great title for an article
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-23-13 08:40 PM
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5. I like the Summer Solstice because:
..that's when my garden really begins to bloom.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-24-13 03:33 PM
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6. So, you're gardener then.
Vegetables? Or flowers. We have petunias, lol. I mean, that is all we have growing. Neighbors share their lettuce, tomatoes and stuff like that.

There is great satisfaction in growing things. I'm sure you know.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-25-13 03:02 AM
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7. Cool. My garden is containers on my terrace.
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