Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Solstice!


Okay, I know - technically I'm a day late.....

I'm not sure why I was thinking the summer solstice fell on the 21st this year (as it often does) but today being the weekend, and only a few hours late, I'm celebrating anyway. :) Nothing too wild - my days of dancing naked in the moonlight are over, I'm afraid, hehe. I'm thinking more along the lines of a cookout and glass of wine, as we unwind out back by the pond. There's something so peaceful about the sound of the waterfall as twilight falls, tiny fairy lights reflected in the pond, the bullfrogs singing .....assuming the neighbors don't decide to break into their fireworks stash early, that is. Firecrackers and M-80s, one of the many joys of living "in town", *sigh*.....

But there's an upside too - the scent of summer barbeques wafting down the street, the sound of children laughing and splashing in backyard pools, neighbors chatting on front porches and stoops. The houses here are quite old (ours was built in 1892) fairly small, and many of them attached ("twins" they call them), but they have a quaint quality about them, especially those adorned with windowboxes and hanging baskets of summer flowers. We finally picked up our hanging baskets this week - nasturtiums (the flowers are soooooooooooo good on salads!) and instead of the usual snapdragons, we planted lavender along the small walkway out front. None of these particularly match the deep crimson roses bordering the porch, but like art, if you love it you display it, and somehow it all works.

On the painting front, look for new work to be listed on eBay and/or Etsy tomorrow evening. Several pices are in progress, and I have no idea which I'll be inspired to finish first, but stay tuned.....

In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying summer's blessings. :)

~ Carolee

2 comments:

thegothamcloset said...

Happy Solstice to you to Carolee!

eva

acornmoon said...

I love your sun!