Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

I love long summer days. The longest day falls on June 21st this year – an exactly equal amount of time in day and night. This calls for a celebration. Think about it; twelve full hours of sunlight to fill with fun. Oh, where to begin… First things first!  Fill the house with sunflowers. What better bloom to use as a tribute to the longest day of the year than sunflowers. I remember one summer road trip. We were driving across the plains of Nebraska. There were fields of sunflowers as far as the eye could see. As the sun moved across the sky, their heads followed faithfully. What a sight! It is no wonder the Aztecs referred to the sunflower as the Flower of the Gods.

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Summer Solstice

  1. Nazma Itoola says:

    Yes I quite agree with you, Sunflowers are so beautiful and lighten the house.

  2. John Tripp says:

    June 21 is certainly the longest day but not the one dividing the 24 hours equally between light and dark. Those days are called the ‘equinoxes’ (latin for ‘equal night’), occurring approximately on March 21 and September 21. June 21 and December 21 (shortest daylight hours) are called the ‘solstices’ (latin for ‘the sun stands’) because they mark the two times each year when the lengths of night and day temporarily stop changing. Thought you might like to know.

  3. Rabail says:

    Its pretty cool bunh of flower ‘ sunny too

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>