Saturday, December 23, 2006

Solstice, Summer and Daylight

Knowing the longest day of the year has been and gone I battle to shut the door on melancholy. Silly really, it is the twenty third day of a 93 day summer - and yet just the knowledge that the solstice has been is enough to shake me. How I love these long hot days and warm evenings.
And then ... As I type ... I recall - this is our (Western Australians) first ever daylight savings' summer - have we beaten the solstice? I smile - all summer we will have an extra hour.

I visited Sombra's blog tonight and delighted in his pictures of the snow - take the time to have a look - they are beautiful. However, to my Aussie friends - Happy Summer, may it be long.

OkOk, the farmers daughter has to add a rider: Unless you are in a drought area - then may it rain each and every night.

I am a part of a 13 member round robin, creating an ATC every two weeks, to the participants chosen theme. These two (can you guess?); Fairies and Celtic had baffled me. Tonight whimsy met my muse and these ATC's emerged.


Lisa said...

It always lifts my spirits to visit you. I feel the same way about long days. I don't even mind humidity if it means more hours of light.

Your art is wonderful and I loved your "rider." :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie

I struggled with these 2 themes also. I'm not sure if it's this time of year, or just the rush, but I seem to be drained of any creativity.... Anyway I'm hoping next year I will get more time for ART. Getting niggly that I haven't had much time for it in the last 6-8 months. Have a Merry and Wonderful Xmas. Hugs Natalie