In six months the sun will be setting at 4 pm and I’ll be longing for this day.
The first day of summer dawned with the promise of intense heat. There was barely dew on the grass when we went out to eat breakfast in the garden. The lambs got busy grazing, sensing that later they’ll be chewing cud in the shade.
How will you spend the first day of summer?
I will wander down the hill and over the river to drop two girls off at a farm to ride horses and play fiddles all day (a whole week of horse and fiddle camp!!! only in Vermont…). Then over the big hill to the next valley to work and meet an English artist who is bringing her portfolio.
Back over the hill to collect hot dusty girls who may need to dunk in the river. Heck I may need to take a dip. Note to self: pack bathing suit and towel in with the laptop, camera and work bag.
Perhaps there will even be ice cream as the hot hours drift slowly, soooo slowly, toward that late sunset we dream of in the dark of December.
You’re making us think of the shortest day already? I woke at 4:52 AM to find my yard lit and ready for me, but I decided to return to bed, and am now glad for that. I did not pack a bathing suit with my laptop, and now I regret it. Thanks for sharing this.
So sorry about the December reminder. I just can’t think of the longest day without thinking of the shortest! Happy summer.
We are well into winter here. Your summer day sounds simply divine.
Hello Kate on the other side of the globe! Stay cosy!
I loved reading about your day.. just the sort I’d love! xo Smidge
Just back from a dip in my neighbor’s pond. Heavenly.
Gorgeous – wish I had a river to leap into… Enjoy.
We ended up in a nearby pond. The river next time. Warmly, Sue
Lovely. We actually had sun on our first day of summer here! Back to winter tomorrow.
Yes, I’ve heard of the chill in England. Glad you got some sun!
That sounds like a wonderful plan for the day. Shortest day of the year here in Australia, but sunset is still after 5pm, so it’s not a disaster. I’m longing for the longer days already!
Sounds like a night for cocoa by the fire. Or a glass of red wine. Enjoy!
Deliciously hot and sticky, it was! Reminded me of childhood summer days. I ran through the sprinkler.
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Thanks! How kind of you. It may take me awhile to return the favor, but I promise I will!
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I think we are only just welcoming summer here in england.Even more rain than usual! Loving the foxgloves.Plenty where i live too.:)
So happy you are getting sunshine! I have friends in Oxford and Devon who have told me how cold and rainy it’s been. Happy Summer! We all take it when we can get it.