This blog is dedictated to our son, Zander.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy Summer

Today is the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer, which is also strangely called Midsummer. It's the longest day of the year and around our household, it's a bit of a holiday. Depending on who you read online, the solstice was at 7:26 or 8:26 AM EST.

In southern Michigan (for those of you living elsewhere) it's grey and rainy with occassional thunder and lightning. It's putting a tiny damper on my plans for the day but otherwise I say, "Let it rain!" As a die-hard gardener, rainy days are my day off, so to speak. Nature is running the hose today. Also, I read in Discover Magazine or some such place that studies show lightning storms are great for plants, something about charged ions. Drink it up, my pretties.

We're going to go downtown to the farmer's market and to have lunch with Matt and see his new office. But we're going to drive rather than take the bus. There's no rain cover for the stroller and way too many potentially soaking wet blocks between the market and the restaurant and the office. This is not a decision made lightly as anyone who has spent time in my little city can testify that public parking is almost nonexistant.

Mea culpa, I still need to update the photos. I offer no excuses and no promises that I'm going to do it by this weekend. But maybe.

Words I forgot to put on the list:
uh oh

Here's some pictures from the summer solstice last year:

Hardly seems like the same kid. I remember being there and I remember that face but Zander is so much more...like Zander now...


At 6:19 PM, Blogger AndrewT said...

Is wee Z the one in the green t-shirt?

So have you not found something Mesolithic to dance round naked in celebration of Midsummers?????


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