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Happy Summer Solstice Everybody!
06-21-2017, 06:01 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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It's gonna get darker from this point. Get on the celebration train! It's Midsummer!  beercheer.gif

Sunrise today at 3:12. Sunset today at 23:51. Length of day is 20 h 39 min.

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06-21-2017, 07:46 PM #2
-NIGHTMARE- Member
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well you'd never know it around here what with the still like spring weather..
that late snow storm we had kept spring late

' Welcome to My Nightmare '
06-21-2017, 07:49 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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It's pretty chilly here at the moment as well. That's usually the case around midsummer. I'm counting on the rest of the summer to be awesome and the fall warm and bountiful. cheers.gif
06-21-2017, 07:53 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's been unusually cold here as well.
Friday and Saturday the nighttime low is supposed to be 43. (6c) damned.gif
Very unusual.

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06-21-2017, 07:56 PM #5
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people are still planting spring may/june flowers here-which is actually also on the seed packages for this area as to when to plant them
..if this keeps up we might have an indian summer

WHY IS IT CALLED INDIAN SUMMER?
Why is Indian summer called Indian summer? There are many theories. Some say it comes from the early Algonquian Native Americans, who believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their southwestern god, Cautantowwit.
The most probable origin of the term, in our view, goes back to the very early settlers in New England. Each year they would welcome the arrival of a cold wintry weather in late October when they could leave their stockades unarmed. But then came a time when it would suddenly turn warm again, and the Native Americans would decide to have one more go at the settlers. “Indian summer,” the settlers called it.

usually it starts to feel like summer here after the 4th weatherwize

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06-21-2017, 09:49 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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It usually warms up here after midsummer. A couple of years ago I remember wearing mittens in mid-June. Because Finland chuckle.gif
06-22-2017, 01:02 AM #7
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yeah i hear ya..snowed in june twice since i've lived here.Because Icebox USA. chuckle.gif

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06-22-2017, 03:54 AM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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beercheer.gif cheers.gif puffpuffpass.gif grouphug.gif
06-22-2017, 07:30 AM #9
Ninelives Member
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(06-21-2017, 06:01 PM)Octo Wrote:  It's gonna get darker from this point. Get on the celebration train! It's Midsummer!  beercheer.gif

Sunrise today at 3:12. Sunset today at 23:51. Length of day is 20 h 39 min.

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WOW, Long day !

Look Up
06-22-2017, 11:54 AM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Well it's in the mid 80s and sunny rainy sunny rainy sunny rainy sunny rainy sunny here.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
06-22-2017, 04:23 PM #11
Meh Member
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Upper 70's and rain. 15.gif Happy solstice!
06-22-2017, 08:49 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Summer Solstice celebrated at stonehenge.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/summer-sols...-1.4170992
06-22-2017, 09:06 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Here's a Brit's take on midsummer celebrations in Finland:

Midsummer madness: Why 'Juhannus' is Finland's best and worst celebration
In the UK, the only people who celebrate midsummer, or summer solstice as it’s more commonly known, are New-Age hippies, pagans and wannabe Druids. The celebration is so obscure that every year TV news cameras congregate at Stonehenge, the famed ancient rock circle, to film people frolicking with midsummer madness.
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/midsu...on/9683230
06-22-2017, 09:07 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,262 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
(06-21-2017, 07:56 PM)-NIGHTMARE- Wrote:  people are still planting spring may/june flowers here-which is actually also on the seed packages for this area as to when to plant them
..if this keeps up we might have an indian summer

WHY IS IT CALLED INDIAN SUMMER?
Why is Indian summer called Indian summer? There are many theories. Some say it comes from the early Algonquian Native Americans, who believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their southwestern god, Cautantowwit.
The most probable origin of the term, in our view, goes back to the very early settlers in New England. Each year they would welcome the arrival of a cold wintry weather in late October when they could leave their stockades unarmed. But then came a time when it would suddenly turn warm again, and the Native Americans would decide to have one more go at the settlers. “Indian summer,” the settlers called it.

usually it starts to feel like summer here after the 4th weatherwize

Up here when the temps warm up here after the first frost, we call it Idiot Summer.
We being myself and Octo. chuckle.gif

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06-22-2017, 10:38 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,881 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
(06-22-2017, 09:06 PM)Octo Wrote:  Here's a Brit's take on midsummer celebrations in Finland:

Midsummer madness: Why 'Juhannus' is Finland's best and worst celebration
In the UK, the only people who celebrate midsummer, or summer solstice as it’s more commonly known, are New-Age hippies, pagans and wannabe Druids. The celebration is so obscure that every year TV news cameras congregate at Stonehenge, the famed ancient rock circle, to film people frolicking with midsummer madness.
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/midsu...on/9683230

Quote:Don’t get me wrong. Juhannus is a fantastically fun concept. There’s nothing like hanging out in the forest with your best buddies or family when the midnight sun’s shimmering on the lake and the bonfire’s blazing. It makes you feel a special type of wonder at the world. Then there’s the fascinating and feral partying, going wild in the wilderness. The booze, of course, helps give everyone a buzz, but it’s more than that. It’s the pure delight of enjoying the glorious warmth and never-ending sunlight, free of the worries of the modern world. For one day in a year, you can really let loose and immerse yourself in the joys of the sunshine season, just as our ancestors have for millennia.

Did you guys head into the forest with booze in hand? chuckle.gif



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