Summer Solstice was celebrated by many ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Mayans, Aztecs, Druids, Ancient Chinese and Native Americans. Celebrations and festivals were held in many countries and still are today. Every year I feel something wonderful during the Summer Solstice.
I took the photo above as the moon set and the sun rose while photographing on the Summer Solstice at Fort De Soto County Park’s north beach back in 2008. The pink, blue and purple washed clouds swirling in front of the moon felt nothing short of magical to me.
I am going to celebrate this longest day of the year by realizing that from today forward the days will get shorter which means that in a relatively short period of time I will be able to sleep until 3:34 am instead of 3:30 am on days when I am going to the field to photograph.
Yes, the thought of sleeping four minutes longer in about two weeks time is enough to make me dance in celebration.
Happy Summer Solstice.