Tuesday, June 21, 2022


 It's finally here!

Where I live, in Arizona, in the United States of America, the Summer Solstice arrived at 2:13 this morning.

That corresponds to 9:13 this morning in Merry Olde England, home of Universal Coordinated Time, which used to be called Greenwich Mean Time.

At any rate, what it all means is that this is the longest day of the year, or the day in which we get the longest period of daylight.


South of the Equator it's the reverse and this is the shortest day of the year and the beginning of Winter.

We Summer fertility worshippers (that's another story) can offer our sympathies to those folk Down Under, as we scornfully refer to them.

Well, all except fellow blogger William Kendall up in Ottawa who thinks the season of snow and cold is the best season of all.

'Course he also styles himself as a bit of a rogue and a scoundrel.

At any rate for those who love sun basking, barbecues and baseball, today is the happiest day of all.

Happy First Day of Summer, y'all!


  1. I'm all about a long day of sun! Yes, finally!

  2. I think I would love to live at the equator. A balance of light and dark always.

  3. And we're finally getting some summer weather here! 70s and 80s sun will make for a nice change!

  4. I like having 4 seasons….I do love summer, but fall is my favorite. Sadly, fall never lasts as long as I want it to! Happy summer!

  5. But winter is the greatest season of all!

  6. I used to love sunbasking when I was younger and would again if the heat could be turned down a bit, love barbecues too, but you can keep your baseball.

  7. Summer in the UK is such a great time.

  8. Yup, it's the start to the long hot summer.