The Summer Solstice —-Tuesday, June 21, 2016


“It was June, and the world smelled of roses.  THe sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”—Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tracy and TIb

Cultivating-CornIt has been hot here.  Very hot!  The thermometer read 106* yesterday around four o’clock in the afternoon.  And supposed to be even warmer today.


I love the heat!  Yes!  Really I do.  Although…. walking outside is like pushing aside those heavy curtains on stages…the ones usually made of red velvet with gold trim.

Pink-HollyhocksThe air is perfumed with the incense of rose.

Good-Morning-SunshineThis morning sunrise is a visible promise of more sun-heated shadows under trees and along buildings.

Set-of-LastAs the sun set, last night, the birds and insects started falling silent—until it was


just us, Terry, Boomer and I–the running water, the cooling earth


And the Strawberry Moon.

From my world to your heart,



33 thoughts on “The Summer Solstice —-Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  1. Yesterday was our Winter Solstice. 72°F during the day, and 54°F at night… a lovely winter’s day and a pleasantly cool night to sleep in. No strawberry moons for us, there was cloud, but it’s cleared to another beautiful cool day. Today, I’m off to Mackay Show, to look at chickens, preserves, handcrafts, flowers, fruit, vegetables, paintings and who has the talllest sugarcane! The Husband will trail along patiently after me, so long as he is allowed a Dagwood Dog afterwards…

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  2. Oh, I’m so glad to know another Betsy-Tacy lover. I think the motto of the group is…”I thought I was the only one.” My husband and I went to Mankato last year to donate my collection of antique clothes to the museum. We can’t wear them anymore as they are just too fragile. I think they have already had an exhibit of the shoes. Men’s shoes are very hard to find. Betsy’s father had a shoe store in the novels and maybe in real life.

    Thanks for your blog, your pets, your family, your cheerful attitude and now for being a Betsy lover.

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  3. We saw news about your heat yesterday, and I thought of you. I love heat too, if it’s dry, but a add a bit of humidity and I complain with the best of them. Grew up in the South, where the hot humidity was like a wall outside your door. Impassable. Take care and keep cool.

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