Well, here we all are. We made it to the all important 2012 Summer Solstice. Congratulations everyone.
Just six mini-months to go until the next Solstice. And then, hold tight! another spin around The Milky Way.
Oh, and Happy Birthday Luthien!
Sunset 16th June 2006
In 2006, a few days before the solstice, we were invited to attend a concert at Stonehenge. It fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine to visit the stones. Up close, the stones feel warm, alive, and friendly. I got out of my buggy for this pic.
I’m very fond of crows, and while there I made friends with this little fellow.
This was romanticized very simply on ‘windows paint’. I made two copies of my original photograph, with one image rendered out of focus. Then an easy process of judicious erasing and superimposing. And there it is. I hope you like.
- Summer Solstice: 8 Sunny Ways to Celebrate (livescience.com)
- Gallery: The solstice as seen from Stonehenge (earthsky.org)
- Stonehenge summer solstice (ebookers.com)
- Celebrating summer solstice (lfpress.com)