"Beside a babbling brook" blog

"Beside a babbling brook" blog

Friday, June 18, 2021

🌞Have you noticed...?🌞

Have you noticed?  We have more sunlight, of late...    Evenings are longer...  Twilight lasts longer...

That's because it is nearly the Longest Day of the Year!   Th Summer Solstice.... which will occur on Sunday June 20th, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

And you can read all about it, by clicking on this link.


This illustration, and my present Header, are of "Midsummer Night Dream 1915Puck Poster Print by W. Heath Robinson"...   And 'Puck' brings to mind, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.   Midsummer Celebrations are not held on the Solstice.  Midsummer Day this year,  is June 24th.  And the traditional celebration of this, is held, the Eve before.  Midsummer Nights Eve, which will be June 23rd.

Again, you can read all about Midsummer, at the same link...  Here....


 "The course of true love never did run smooth"

"Love looks not with the eyes."

"I must go seek some dewdrops here"

"Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania"

"Look what fools these mortals be"

"Though she be but little, she is fierce"

"My Oberon! what visions have I seen"

"I have had a dream"

"If we shadows have offended"

~Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'




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Kim said...

This year is going by too dang fast! Can't believe it's almost summer already! Have a good day, my dear!

This N That said...

I remember Midsummer Night's Dream..long ago..
YEs, soon the days will be getting shorter and hotter!! Enjoy your weekend..

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a lovely surprise to see !! I love this soft look, kind of Victorian, it is SO pretty!! And perfect for a summer theme. I also love this sunset photo. Hurrah for longer days!! We must enjoy them while they last. You are a true artist with your blog, you make each visit exciting!

Marie Smith said...

My favourite time of year!

Hootin' Anni said...

I used to be able to quote Shakespeare in school ... Many decades ago. I have his complete works & haven'nt opened it in eons. love the sunlight thru the fields of gold!!

happyone said...

Yes, I have noticed. I've been waking up earlier now that it is light out. Nice to be able to get my whole walk in when it's light out! :)

Mari said...

It's my favorite time! Long days are so nice. And that first photo is amazing!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Ahhhhh the Bard! Can't beat him on any subject. And summer, what a delight. But soon, too soon ... *sniff* ... the days will begin getting shorter. That makes me so sad. So I think it's time to do summer things, faster, faster! Splish splash! xoxo

betty said...

I have noticed it! Sunrise comes about 5:18 a.m. and sunset about 7:40 p.m. We endure summer here in Phoenix :)

116 degrees today, but who is keeping track?


Jules said...

I'm enjoying these longer days. I'm just surprised at how quickly they seem to have arrived this year.
Have a wonderful summer. X

Aiste said...

It is the most beautiful time of the year. We celebrate St. John's Day when the shortest night. June 23

At Home In New Zealand said...

That means we are almost at the shortest day! Enjoy your summer :)

Deanna Rabe said...

Yes! Crazy to think we are halfway through another year! What a year it’s been,

I’ve grown to appreciate all of the seasons, though my favorite remains autumn.

Carla from The River said...

Happy Summer my friend!

Lori said...

I can't believe half of this year is gone already. Last year seemed SO long. I guess it's all in how we look at things. I hope you have a beautiful summer.