You’d hardly know it, but today is the Summer Solstice, midsummer’s day.
It’ll likely pass unnoticed by many, because most people think of the solstice as a fixed date, usually June 22nd, on which it often falls.
Worse, this year the 22nd is a Saturday, while the solstice itself falls on a mere Thursday; it’s so difficult for western civilization to observe any event that doesn’t have the decency to fall on the weekend!
But this is a natural event, not a holiday in the common sense. It comes when it is time, and human convenience be damned.
On the other hand, the solstice moment arrives at 9:04 p.m. Alaska time, so if you’re in the eastern U.S., the solstice will technically be tomorrow.
In honor of the day, here’s a nice view of the bay. I took it the day I “met” the lost moose calf (see A Close Encounter).
Happy Solstice, where ever you are!