Sunset, as far as it goes

Holualoa, 28th of May photo

007The summer solstice occurred on June 21st this year.

There comes a day, a point where the sun stops it’s yearly northern progression. I can see that point, a narrow peninsula from my lanai. It is not the sun dagger of Chaco Canyon or Machu Pichu or Stonehenge but it serves me well enough. Every day I watch the sunset move… and can announce, that is as far as it goes (north). Officially it is summer.

“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape, Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is a sadness too, for now each day grows shorter moving on towards autumns falling leaves and the dark of winters night. Make use of every summer day, enjoy these long warm afternoons, for this was your wish, your hope six months ago at winter solstice. For now be joyful for all that blooms or sings in leafy boughs…for that beautiful season… summer. You folks ‘down under’ take heart old ‘Sol’ is heading back your way

Aloha, Dohn


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8 Responses to Sunset, as far as it goes

  1. Chris says:

    You’re not fooling me for one bit, it’s nice year round where you’re at. 🙂

    I do find the first day of Summer to be a bit depressing on account of the days getting shorter, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had. And work too.

    May Summer find you happy, healthy and in good spirit! Cheers!

    • Hi Chris, Right you are Hawai’i is mellow year round…but I do have recollection of other places I’ve lived like Colorado where winter begins in early Sept. There are several beautiful months ahead which I hope all can enjoy and make the most of. Meanwhile it all goes round and round
      Peace, Dohn

  2. df says:

    Lovely post, Dohn. Summer solstice is very bittersweet. The slow but steady approach of what will be winter again one day is always a bit hard to take here 🙂

  3. Gator Woman says:

    BTW. I feel the same way about Summer Solstice.
    I feel sad that day, knowing each day that follows will be shorter.

  4. Gator Woman says:

    Have been to Hawaii twice. It was an experience that I treasure!
    Thank you for refreshing many great memories here~

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