Forget about waiting until summer solstice on June 21st, that’s actually midsummer. May 1st is halfway between the winter equinox and the summer solstice, and that counts for me! Sorry to all the kids still laboring away in school, desperately – no, lackadaisically! – clinging to a last thread of classroom consciousness in the presence of green grass and blue sky and the sound of pools across the country filling with water. Kids, summer came today! (After all, when I looked out at 9:00 p.m. last night, there was still a vestige of light on the western horizon – now that’s a long day.)
So, whether you choose to celebrate by running into the ocean at sunrise, dancing around a Maypole, giving May baskets to neighbors, strapping on skis or skates and hitting the appropriate surface for an energetic hour or enjoying a relaxing evening walk in the garden, a very Happy Summer to you today.
Now get out there and grab some Summer!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
All things seem possible in May. ~ Edwin Way Teale
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~ James Dent