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Longest Day of the Junk - Summer Solstice 2010


in the Northern Hemisphere, summer solstice began at Jun 21 2010 at 4:28 AM PDT

Happy Solstice, junk! I like this day. Hopefully, the sun will come out for those of us on Columbia river watershed.

This seems like of matter of importance.

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via www.thedaze.biz

Here's stuff on pagans!

 

Summer Solstice Fun Facts (via http://www.chiff.com/a/summer-solstice.htm )

  • Pagans called the Midsummer moon the "Honey Moon" for the mead made from fermented honey that was part of wedding ceremonies performed at the Summer Solstice.
  • Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
  • Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them, Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was a plant called 'chase-devil', which is known today as St. John's Wort and still used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.
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    So gonna do anything interesting for the longest day of the year? Tonight, I hope you enjoy the sound of sunshine going down. 

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