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    Happy Solstice!

    Today marks the longest day of the year.

    The summer solstice is the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, with 24 hours of unbroken sunlight north of the Arctic Circle.

    If you miss this year's eath Solstice, you can celebrate the Martian solstice which occurs on June 25.

    Modern-day druids don Celtic attire and gather at England’s Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice. They celebrate it here on Orcas Island with a parade that will spread joy, hope, and rebirth that spreads to the entire universe. Any reason is good enough for a parade!

    Hope you get the most out of this long day.

    Happy Solstice!

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    I don't think we have that in Connecticut.

    David
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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    What, no summer, David? Or did you mean hope, joy and rebirth?

    I grew up in Wyoming where they used to say if summer falls on a weekend this year we'll have a picnic. John


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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    And the winter solstice for me!

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    got any druids down under?

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    I didn't know people actually lived in Connecticut!


    But seriously, I'm taking out my Celitc clothing right now so that I can get with all of my druid friends and celebrate.

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    Silly thing is, us down yer in the var west, Celts to a man, (except incomers of course) doan't tak us no notice o all this tomfoolery.

    HAPPY SOLSTICE ANYWAY. - guess what - Its still raining and its b***** cold
    Derek
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    NOW WITH Cubase 5, JABB,GPO, Fender Strat, Ibanez RG, Yamaha Fretless Bass, Framus Archtop, The Trumpet and Mr T Sax, together with GREEN SEALING WAX


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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    Quote Originally Posted by buckshead View Post
    Silly thing is, us down yer in the var west, Celts to a man, (except incomers of course) doan't tak us no notice o all this tomfoolery.
    That's because there doesn't seem to be much point observing a solstice in a country that has almost permanent cloud cover.

    I just told my daughters (4 and 6) it's the first day of Summer, and they laughed at me, and asked why it was so cold then.
    David

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    It's also the happiest day of the year according to a maths formula worked out by an academic.

    Apparently the feeling of optimism caused by the combination of lighter evenings, the prospect of holidays and memories of childhood summers is at its peak on June 20.

    According to the research this has been worked out using the equation



    O + (N xS) + Cpm/T + He.


    O stands for being outdoors and outdoor activity, N is connection with nature, which is in full bloom now, S is socialisation with neighbours and friends, Cpm stands for childhood positive memories, T is the mean temperature which is now usually warm, and He is holiday expected.

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    Re: Happy Solstice!

    Think helium.

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