This Wednesday is the Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice 2012

So today, June 20, 2012,  is the longest day of the year and the North Pole is tipped toward the sun more than on any other day, while the South Pole is tipped away from the sun making it the shortest day of the year for the Southern Hemisphere.   Now the longest day of the year is not expected to be the hottest day of summer but the temperature predicted for an afternoon high today is well above my comfort zone.  It is going to be bad enough that I did make the effort of watering my poor little vegetable plants this morning.  Time will tell whether the plants or I wilt the most.  Actually I know the answer.  I am not going to wilt too much because I am going to indulge in spending most of the day in air conditioning.

My cats, Thunder and Lightning are taking today easy too.

Thunder has her head buried so nothing will disrupt her rest.
Lightening is enjoying the corner office chair while ‘her dad’ is not occupying it.

5 thoughts on “This Wednesday is the Summer Solstice

  1. You and the kitties are pretty smart to stay indoors today. It’s in the 90s here and the humidity has returned with the warm temps. I think I’ll follow your example!

  2. I can’t believe it’s already the first day of summer . . . and the days get shorter from here on out. I live a few hours west of Patti (she’s much closer to the ocean than I am). Today is our hottest day so far. Actual temp was 97; heat index was triple digit. Yuck.


  3. I feel like a spiritual terrorist — I didn’t even remember this year! Thanks for the reminder. I’m going to go get back in balance with the energy our planet lifts up to us! Thanks!

  4. Here in VT we broke the record high record and also the record for highest overnight ‘low’. High 90s again on 6/21 too, but then (crossing my fingers) back down to the 70s.

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