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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Celebrate the Summer Solstice




This is the longest day of the year and worthy of celebrating.  It’s “high summer,” as they say, because it’s downhill from here with the days getting shorter by one to five minutes each depending on where you live.  This is hard to notice for about a month.  Right now we’re enjoying daylight at 9:30 in the evening here in the desert and I love it!




It’s time to throw veggies from the garden onto the grill and enjoy them with the rest of your meal.  Veggies that grill well are summer squash, peppers, eggplant, asparagus and onions.  Simply slice them and toss in olive oil with salt and pepper and a little garlic if desired and grill for eight to twelve minutes.  Delicious!

This is my sister Scherri  Happy Birthday, lady!

One of my sisters and I have birthdays a year and a day apart on the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day.  When we celebrated as kids, we always did it together.  As adults, we’ve always lived in different time zones so we started a tradition where we call each other at midnight in the later time zone.  That way it’s a chance for us to celebrate together because it can be both of our birthdays at the same time.  We’ve done this for several decades.

Get together with friends and family, if it’s possible, and take advantage of the long sunny days because before you know it we’ll all be in the grip of winter again.

So everyone, do you have traditions for the longest day of the year?

12 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to you and your sister! (belated wishes) Neat how you celebrate it as adults! Grilled veggies are always so delicious!! We are celebrating today in Phoenix, not sure the wisest decision since it is 111 degrees down here, but enjoying time with family and friends.

    betty

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    1. Betty, Thank you!

      My husband won't eat veggies but I love them. I bet Phoenix was hot. It sizzles here and they're always hotter. It's still nice to brave the heat and see family and friends.

      Sunni

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! And Happy Summer Solstice, it is funny to think of it as downhill with shorter days when I always think of Jul 4th as the start of the summer, but you are very right.

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    1. Pilch,

      That's the one thing about the solstice I don't like. I hate winter!!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Sunni

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  3. Happy birthday. No, no summer solstice traditions for me. Just happy to have made it to summer.

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    1. Liz,

      Yes, I'm always happy for every day because you never know about tomorrow. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

      Sunni

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  4. I hope you and you sister had wonderful birthdays. I don't personally celebrate the summer solstice but thousands of people always gather at Stonehenge here in the UK to see the sunrise.

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    1. PL,

      Going to Stonehenge for the summer solstice is on my bucket list. I hope I can make that happen.

      Thanks for reading.

      Sunni

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