Sunday, 21 June 2009

Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year, which is great as it means it's summer but also sad as from now on the days will be getting shorter again. However, I love that cycle of nature where time gently floats along and the days of all the seasons have their own individual charm.

Having said that, I LOVE summer, because all the flowers are out, the sun shines (sometimes!) and the days are so long (even at 11 pm it's still light here in Scotland). It's the time where you can lie in the grass and look at the clouds (while being eaten by midges and licked by dogs!).

Apparently thousands of people celebrated sunrise on this Summer Solstice day at Stonehenge but having so many people there must have a very detrimental effect on the mystic athmosphere so I think my little celebration in the grass was actually a lot better.

Most of the roses are not quite out yet, but the dog roses are as you can see, and we also have an iris flower (they don't always flower every year but the dry warm weather has done the trick) and there are always the ox-eye daisies. Once you have them in the garden you'll have them for ever as they are fierce self-seeders, but they are also, in my opinion, irresistible!


Ati. Norway. said...

Hi there, I also like this time of year best, late Spring/early Summer.In your garden are almost the same flowers as in ours :)
see my Flickr site:)

Maggi said...

Those daisies are beautiful!


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