Wednesday, June 21, 2006

SOLSTICE

 Shot of lavender, poppies and violas from our front yard. Perfect for Solstice. Since Beltane begins summer in May, this is really mid-summer. Works for me since I always thought that the longest day of the year is really the middle of summer, not the beginning.

GREETING TO THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
 
Glory of the Day-Star hail!
Lifter of the Light, Burnisher of the Sky.
Gifts of love to earth are bringing,
Summer's shimmer, dew's delight.
Dancing be the heart within us,
Open be our souls to bliss,
Courage vanquish every shadow,
Greet midsummer with a kiss.
 
From Caitlin Matthews Celtic Devotional.

2 comments:

toonguykc said...

I'm really ready for the days to get shorter.  I like night better than night!  :)

Love,
Russ

tenyearnap said...

As part of our Solstice ritual, Alex decided that we leave a donut for the insects, particularly his beloved ants. I think it took him longer to pick out the perfect donut than it did to find the perfect spot to leave it.