Summer’s here and even your dog is excited about it. Granted people start to embrace the summer season even though it’s only Spring but it’s not quite the same as when the season is here in full effect. School’s out and there is just a completely different vibe in the city.
Summer is unlike any other time of the year. It is hands down my favourite season. I’m sure it has a lot to do with all that vitamin D. The extra exposure to the sun, men and women alike bearing it all for all to see, sitting out on terraces drinking a cold beverage, if you’re fortunate enough to live near a beach then you get to experience the sand between your toes and the ocean breeze on your face. Even your four-legged friend wants in on the fun, running around sniffing everything in sight, attacking garden hoses and sprinklers. How can one not laugh when you see them having so much fun.
Children too are out and about riding their bikes, at the park or in large groups of kids making the most of summer in day camp. These are the things to keep near and dear through times of struggle. Times like these are worth it all. And in just about every city you go, there are free and paid festivals just about everywhere.
One of my favorite things to do is to people watch. I love to pick a high traffic area where I can sit off into the distance and just watch the expression on people’s face, their interaction with one another, what they wear, what street vendors may be around and the various option of things these pedestrians tend to buy. It’s like the front row of a movie and I’m the spectator just taking it all in.
There are also other phenomenon that we may or may not be aware of that I find absolutely fascinating like the Full Moon Summer Solstice which you can find out more about on the Old Farmers Almanac. There are tons of other tid bits on that site that, if you’re anything like me, will light up your eyes.
In Latin solstice means sun ”sol” and the balance of the word essentially means stop. Basically, the sun appears to stop in the sky at the most northern point. What’s so great about the Full Moon coinciding with the Summer Solstice is :
- It’s the first time that this has happened in 7 decades. Yes, 70 yeaaaaars!
- The full moon is absolutely breathtaking as it bids farewell to the sun.
I hope I gave that explanation justice. If I did not, just check out the link to the site above. They are the experts but still. Very intriguing. There’s also a nice lengthy video on there for astronomy enthusiasts.