Friday, June 21, 2013

The Summer Moved On

The Summer Solstice happens at 01:04 (EDT).


Well, the sun is straight overhead the Tropic of Cancer at that time. Is that the same thing?

Either way, when it becomes daylight won't be the same in Cleveland as it is, say in Providence, Rhode Island.  And depending where you are on the latitude, daylight will range from 14-16 hours.  It's all a scam.

It's nice and all, but it still seem like summer is a long way coming.

Actually, the weather the last week has been grand.  High '70s, low humidity and very cool at night.  It is like optimal weather.

But it's not summer.  Not that I'm complaining.

As I walked out to get the paper in my bare feet, or check on the doggie - the sun drenched drive felt warm and inviting. I stood there for a moment thinking of being a kid and standing, without shoes or socks, on black asphalt seeing how long one could endure the pain and heat.

I could take it for an inordinate amount of time, but there was no one recording the accomplishment for posterity.

I'll miss the actual time of the Solstice, unless of course, I can't sleep.

Early this morning I'll be going yoga where we will be doing a full hour of sun salutations.  I suppose there are some groups who'd do something extreme like salutations for the entire time of sunlight. I have no way of confirming this of course, but considering I just a sign-up for "Yoga for Smokers", you gotta figure there is the other extreme.

But if I'm one of the first 10 folks into yoga today, I get a free mat.  I bet it's purple....or orange.  Oh well, it'll be free.

Welcome to summer folks.  Right on time.

Song by:  a-ha


anne marie in philly said...


Jim said...

Happy Summer Solstice to you!

Ur-spo said...

summer time and the living is easy. I hope it is a splendid one for you and yours.

Erik Rubright said...

I often wonder if our seasons actually align up properly as when they were first established. Earth wobble and all that.