Posts tagged: Summer Solstice

Patreon Posts for June

By , June 23, 2019

So much going on these days, so little connectivity for sharing it!

Last weekend, we recorded a new A Place at the Table episode for June, to share with upper tier Patreon Patrons. We had fun! We debuted new theme music for the show, courtesy of our musician neighbors, discussed the Summer Solstice. We talked about recent social events, and how we deal with and take advantage of long daylight hours. We also anticipated an upcoming visit from my brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Anke. Finally, Aly saw a snipe recently, so we discussed snipe hunts. And the “Inevitable Sleep Vortex” . . . .

Summer evening on Lynn Canal, Alaska

A recent summer evening’s view. Not topical, but prettier than anything else I could offer on this post! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Same Old Summer Solstice

By , June 25, 2017

We tend to make a fuss over the solstices, summer and winter. Winter Solstice is easy in many ways—the darker the better. Summer Solstices, in Southeast Alaska, tend to be a little less dramatic.

Our Summer Solstice, which fell on June 20th once again, 8:56 p.m. Alaska Time, just before 1:00 a.m. June 21st for everyone who relies on their calendar, which inevitably shows these events in East Coast Time, seemed unusually cool and wet. We discussed it as Michelle and Aly prepared to go to town for work, and agreed that it seemed less “summery” than previous years.

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