Solstice Blessings to everyone! Today (June 21st) is the longest day of the year, when we celebrate the life-giving heat of the Sun.
Today Bear & I try to be outside the whole day, staying in touch with the Sun and watching how it travels slowly across the sky.
Sometimes we go places where it's easier to see the sunrise and sunset, but this year we are staying at our tiny homestead, to see what it's like to connect with the Sun in our own yarden. We watched the sunrise and marked where it happens in our stone circle.
I am trying to spend the day relaxing (which means not working in the garden). I am wondering about the yard, trying to stay in the moment. There is so much life, even in our less than 1/8 of an acre yard. I celebrate all the plant and animals that we've welcomed into our yarden (If you look closely, you might see some bugs on some of the flowers...):
we did a couple years ago.