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.
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.
So gonna do anything interesting for the longest day of the year? Tonight, I hope you enjoy the sound of sunshine going down.