Tag Archives: Summer Solstice

Small notes on life

I’m always suprised at how fast the summer solstice comes around each year; this year being no expection. It always feels much to ealier in the year when everything seems to have just sprung into life for the year to have reached it’s heights and the idea that the dark shall be drawing in again seems absurd but never-the-less we now not only past have midsummer but are now at harvest time and Lammas… Although I still think it is only just acceptable to be at midsummer the seasons have other ideas

Life has thrown a few… what would you call it?? Kick up the bums my way lately and I’ve been forced to make some drastic changes I knew I needed and had decided were going to happen but was dithering about far too long. It’s been painful; I’ve had to rid my life of some people who should have gone a long time ago but I had been clinging onto in a cloud of illusion… I have moved (my god I hate moving) and sorting out making a home for myself is taken up much time and energy… and I have been truly blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing people who care and inspire me and are willing to help me move on to the next exciting chapter in my life



Summer Solstice

Lettuce plantlets - 22nd June 2011

Lettuce plantlets - 22nd June 2011

I can’t believe yesterday was the longest day of the year and from now on we are heading back towards winter… I am sure I say this every year but this year is going too fast.

So much has happened; and that is possibly an understatement. And lots is still happening and changing and will be for a while to come yet.

I always mean to mark the solstices in some way but never quite organise myself to do so and yesterday was sadly the same. At the winter Solstice I had thought about a trip to Avebury to see the stone circle for this one but that plan hasn’t happened. Oh well, another year maybe.

When I was little the winter Solstice use to be our Christmas so as my half brother and sister could spent our ‘Christmas’ with us and Christmas with their mum. It was special and I wish there was more time to mark these occasions instead of getting swept along with one big event a year.

This evening I have sown a first batch of Florence Fennel, something new to try growing, pricked out a tray of lettuce and sown another tray in the mission to grow enough salad for Rhys lunch each day.