Sunday, June 20, 2010

Midsummer Blessings

Tonight marks the shortest night of the year, and in a very short while, the longest day will be upon us - or I should say upon those of us who live in the northern hemisphere.

There's something magical about the summer solstice (other than the fact that it brings us closer to autumn, hehe)...Midsummer is not only a cause for celebration, but an excuse to revel in all things summer...

All things summer
. I was thinking about this quite a bit today, as I painted a piece to honor both the day and the season.

A home filled with light, fruit trees and flowers, a glass of wine outdoors, honeybees, the warmth of the sun...there are just a few of the things that come to mind when I think "summer"...

This particular piece sold within seconds of listing, but I'm hoping to bring further summer blessings to another piece tomorrow...Fireflies perhaps? Hummingbirds? Garden cats? Another sun goddess? Stay tuned, I'm painting as fast as I can, hehe. :)

In the meantime, I have some tedious life-maintenance type tasks to keep me busy all morning, the first of which is to inquire about windshield repair on the Beetle, which seems to have been vandalized last night. Gotta love this neighborhood. ;)

The house is also getting away from me, and I need to do some serious cleaning. But I also want to set aside a bit of time to mark the day; planting flowers, harvesting mint for tea, listening to some summery music (see the playlist on the right sidebar) and maybe doing a bit of reading....

How will you be celebrating? If you do, or however you do, I wish you a magical time and an abundance of summer blessings!

I'll be back soon...

~ Carolee

4 comments:

Rue said...

Midsummer blessings to you! Love the box!

Leaving out some milk and honey...staying up as late as I can - perhaps I'll spot a fairy or two...

Janine said...

Dear Carolee, your misummerbox is beautiful, I was looking foreward to midsummer but here in Germany it feels like autumn has begun.
I would like to have a picknick, just as on your pretty box.
Have a great wek
Janine

William Bezek said...

Happy Solstice Witchy Woman!

acornmoon said...

The glass of wine sounds good!