Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer! (2016)

Today is the first day of Summer!

Sometime around 5:30 this afternoon, the sun will reach its northern most point at the Tropic of Cancer and appear to stand still for a time before beginning its way back toward the Tropic of Capricorn.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin solstitium which means sun stands.

For the first time since 1967, the first full moon of summer is on the first day of summer!

I wish you a very healthy and happy summer.
Spend your 94 days of summer well!
It ends on Sept 22 when the sun reaches the Equator and fall begins.

For my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is beginning. Most of my Australian family and friends experience a pretty mild winter as compared to my US family and friends.
Happy Winter Solstice to you!


In just a little while I'll be on the motorcycle and headed off to another camp. This is a much smaller camp than last weeks, is boys only, and since I'm not serving as Camp Pastor and only teaching their Bible study time, I'm not expected to stay the entire time.
So rather than stay with the campers, I think I'll use the 190 mile round trip as my daily ride time and spend nights sleeping in my own bed!
I have a pretty good gig going here!

The down side to riding so much is that I'm going to need new tires on the cycle soon. When the time comes, I'm really considering going over to the Darkside (that's motorcycle speak for going to a car tire on the rear).

The day is moving on and so I'd best be moving on, as well.
There are 94 days of summer to enjoy. Let's get this party started!

John <><


Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Happy Summer Solstice!

Mike said...

I just remembered it's supposed to be a strawberry moon tonight. I need to get out there and check it out!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It was a nice moon for the Summer Solstice.