Summer Solstice


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The temperature here in South Texas has been summer for some time.  This evening we will celebrate the Summer Solstice by opening a bottle of Texas Viognier 2011 from Pedernales Cellars and lighting a candle.  This piece of Talavera from Mexico hangs near our front door.  Her name is Isabella.

Cheers to life and sunlight!  It is good to be back.

41 thoughts on “Summer Solstice

  1. Oh the lovely Isabella, greats us with her smiling face and warms us with her radiance!

    Summer Solstice

    Tis the changing of the seasons
    where the midnight sun meets the day,
    and time stands still, eerily unmoving
    summer and winter at same.

    Oh, earthy eccentricity
    in heavens, a touch of divine
    the lofty stars get mingled in confusion,
    Cancer and Capricorn dance

    Goddess of spring, maidens of earth,
    Dakshinayana offerings,
    in placid twilight, the ghost sun lingers
    A god’s fleeting shadow veiled.

    Mylah Ferrer

    I have missed you so my dearest Crone………so lovely to have you back and on the feast day of the ancients! We shall enjoy so enjoy your company. XXOO Tin Man

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    • I am glad that you like the lovely Isabella. Thank you for the very appropriate poem – “lofty stars get mingled…god’s fleeting shadow veiled.” I like the mystery of the ancient celebrations of life. Thank you for your encouragement to return. I had not planned this post until yesterday and I wanted something positive – none of that Stone Oak stuff! Have a good weekend, Tin Man!

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  2. So appropriate for such a lovely day….Have a great celebration tonight with Bill and welcome back have missed your blogs…Love ya Anita

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  3. It’s good to see you, Jo Nell! I haven’t posted much either. I checked on FB and your blog to be sure I wasn’t missing you, but no Jo Nell. Yes, I’m glad to see you and the lovely Isabella! 🙂

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  4. Viognier!! Of course! We also opened a bottle on this important day – Les Vignes de Bila-Haut – a charming little French wine – and sat outside waiting for the twilight and the end of day. I adore, adore, adore Isabela Jo Nell. XX Virginia

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    • Isabella greets my guests as your Buddha goes. Your charming little French wine sounds more romantic than our Texas Viognier but it was quite good. Aren’t we lucky ladies to have our significant other to share our lives and the end of the day? Have a beautiful summer! OOXX

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      • My dear dear Jo Nell. Lar is the light of my life – the one that completes me. After all these years together I still say ” I don’t love you. I am in love with you!! I’m a hopeless romantic. Many, many good wishes for a splendid summer for you and the light of your life. I have written “Tin Man” – that if I could have a wish-dream fulfilled – it would that at some time all of us could share a time together. XX Virginia

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  5. Welcome back. I don’t envy your Texas summer. I moved away to the mountains to escape the unbearable South MS heat and humidity. I’ll take my summers with tray of ice and a tall White Georgia Pine for shade!! Have a great summer.

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    • What a wonderful way to celebrate the winter solstice! I must visit your blog soon to see what is going on in your part of the world. I have missed your positive attitude. I am trying to decided what to do with the rest of MY life!

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  6. What a beautiful way to inaugurate the season! As we enjoy visits from our children and grandchldren (some of whom will be here for at least half of the summer), we hope for many new and wonderful beginnings for all of us. Thank you for liking my post.

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  7. Just nice to start somewhere and give it up to the Texas heat. We did the same and toasted to the new summer adventures while our neighbors sang vodka-laced Russian folk-songs with their friends in the back yard across the way, whatever those summer ventures may be… Happy summer Crone.

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    • We might as well accept the Texas heat. How unusual to hear vodka-laced Russian folk songs in Texas! It must have been a nice change from perhaps country and western songs. Cheers to whatever summer ventures may come our way! Stay cool!

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