Summer Lantana

21 June 2009
Happy Summer Solstice!

Longest day of the year—and I didn’t use it for anything terribly important! More quality time with my man—morning coffee—scrambled eggs and bloody marys—a couple of movies. I kissed Kyle goodbye and sent him off to a soccer game in the heat at around 6 p.m., and then met him and some teammates at No Frills around nine (and it wasn’t dark, yet!)  By the time we got home, it was way past bedtime, and we did our best to wind down, finally getting to bed by about midnight. Another weekend gone.

While Kyle was at his game, I decided to document the first day of summer by photographing the one surviving lantana plant in one of our little garden zones.  I thought it was gone, but I recently trimmed back an out-of-control cherry laurel, and there it was!  It blooms these happy little yellow blooms and it makes me smile.

Happy Mid-Summer!  The old wheel of the year is so much more accurate on this than our modern calendars!  Most of us can easily see how this day is *not* the start of “summer,” but the half-way point!