Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy 1st day of summer!

 A sweet, succulent peach for this year's summer solstice. Could it be a sign?

It's a beautiful summer day in New York City. After a few warm and sometimes hot days this past week, the temperatures have dipped slightly, and with almost no clouds in the sky, it's the perfect first day of summer. 

  • DIPPED - decrease slightly

The first day of summer, of course, also marks the summer solstice and the day of the year with the most amount of daylight. I'm always fascinated by what happens in the heavens whenever the solstices and the equinoxes come around and love the fact that the amount of daylight increases and decreases throughout the year. I guess I like being reminded of the bigger picture and that larger phenomena are at work beyond what we see here on earth. 

  • THE HEAVENS - outer space; stars and planets
  • SOLSTICE - beginning of summer and winter; days with the least or the most amount of daylight in the year
  • EQUINOX - beginning of spring and fall; days with about equal amounts of daylight and night time
  • COME AROUND - arrive
  • PHENOMENON - event; fact (phenomena, pl.)