Happy Day, Happy Night!

By Sharon Brown (Sharon) on June 19, 2016

It's Summer Solstice with a twist of Strawberries!

 

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This Monday, June 20, we celebrate Summer Solstice!  The longest day of the year is upon us; lots of extra sunshine to enjoy.  And if that isn't enough cause for a huge outdoor celebration with Mother Nature,  there's one more thing . . . Monday night will also feature a full "Strawberry Moon".

The Strawberry Moon is so named because strawberry picking season is at its finest during this time of year.  Grab a bowl of those big fat red berries after your extra long day in the sun and lounge around outside admiring that wonderfully huge pink tinted full moon.  Maybe even a Strawberry Daiquiri is in order.  

Some people call it the Rose Moon; it's so close to the earth it will have a warm pinkish glow about it.  Those names were no doubt given to the moon by our Native American ancestors but I do think it might be also be called 'Honey Moon' since in more modern times June brings with it a lot of weddings.

No matter what you call it, take time to enjoy it because Monday night is the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all evening long. 

We don't need fireworks to celebrate, Nature showers us with glowing beauty, brighter than all the fireworks ever known, all day and all night long on Monday!  While you sit back and enjoy the show, remember to be thankful for such a free and beautiful blessing.

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Happy, Happy Rosey Honey Strawberry filled Summer Solstice!

(Thanks to my friend, Sam, for the first photo.)

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About Sharon Brown
I am a retired Art and Humanities teacher living in western Kentucky. I love writing and art with equal measure, but I also have a passion for nature and plants.

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