Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Solstice

Summer means walks along the shore, beach swims, sailing, and dining outdoors. The season takes us on a whole different journey from spring.

This year the first day of summer or Summer Solstice, is June 21.  The sun reaches its furthest point north of the equator causing the longest day of the year. Or more technically, when the tilt of the earth’s semi-axis in the northern hemisphere is closest to the sun. Either way you look at it, it’s the longest day of the year. It’s not that we have more than 24 hours that day (I wish) but we have more sunlight.

In short, summer it is the time of year when everything is warm, bright, and cozy.  

Enjoy Your Summer!