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Jun 20, 2021 - 6:07:02 AM
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1531 posts since 7/14/2004

I always despair the arrival of the summer solstice. We start losing daylight and begin our downward spiral into the bleak darkness of our long far north winters. Oh well, Carpe diem. Today we have 24 hours of useable daylight.

Locally;


 

Edited by - Sheenjack on 06/20/2021 06:09:30

Jun 20, 2021 - 8:10:10 AM

Paul R

Canada

14710 posts since 1/28/2010
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Yeah, just as we get the good weather, we start getting "shorter" days to enjoy it.

Jun 20, 2021 - 8:25:23 AM

figmo59

USA

33810 posts since 3/5/2008

The solstice dose not give me the ..blues...

It dose..give me a ..heads up....

That I need to cut firewood....starting...now..

Much like...MudMonth...
Better start lookin at the...A.C. ...... ;0)

Jun 20, 2021 - 8:37:22 AM
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57704 posts since 12/14/2005

Good idea to start cutting firewood a little every week, rather than let it go until autumn, and try to get 'r done in a mighty rush.
Reminds me of a story!
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Old feller is sitting on a bench at the end of his pier, pole in hand. line in the water, waiting for a fish to bite.
Old wife comes stomping down from the cabin, scolding as she goes.
"It's already September, and we ain't got NEAR enough firewood for the winter. It's SINFUL how you waste away your chore time!"

He replies:
"Don't you go preaching at me about what's SINFUL, woman!. I'm a BIBLE-reading man.
And if you would just LOOK in there, you'll see that the Bible says something about LOAFS and FISHES.
Which is exactly what I'm doing, for the remainder of the day!"

Jun 20, 2021 - 9:28:33 AM

Brian T

Canada

18369 posts since 6/5/2008

Fact, the short days and the "no" days are discouraging but they never last.
The shorter days in August always reminded me to pack up the summer house, drain the plumbing and scoot back west here. Some folks set their clocks by it = "Brian is leaving. Summer must really be over."
Then comes September and that means a couple of grand months of poking around in the forest and nailing a few grouse (Franklin, Dusky & Ruffed) for the table.
Grape harvest is mid October, usually fresh snow on the peaks all around us.
Winter is wood carving season. If I get really busy, I might look up some day and realize that it's spring again.

Sheenjack: I do sympathize. I have family in Dawson City, YT. I don't know if I could ever make the mental preparations for a month of dark.

Jun 20, 2021 - 10:06:21 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

11279 posts since 2/22/2007

It's the first day of summer, not a time for doom and gloom!

Jun 20, 2021 - 10:31:06 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

58257 posts since 10/5/2013

Jun 20, 2021 - 10:39:04 AM
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heavy5

USA

1765 posts since 11/3/2016

Ah yes , firewood , been at it since spring . The one year old 3 row deep stack on the left is for this coming season , on the right 6 row deep is for 2022 plus extra for 21 if needed . All is split on the large size & average 18" long pcs . Pic is of under the back porch 

AND

Great post Chuck , these guys have always been one of my favorites !   


 

Edited by - heavy5 on 06/20/2021 10:48:06

Jun 20, 2021 - 10:55:07 AM
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Owen

Canada

8985 posts since 6/5/2011

June 21... National Indigenous Peoples' Day https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/treaty-day  [previously National Aboriginal day] was a minor celebration on some of the fly-in reserves..... sometimes in conjunction with "Treaty Days" [woohoo!! big $5 annual payment]   https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/treaty-day, although I think most places have T.D. later in the summer.  Thankfully, no such flexibility was shown re. incorporating it into a long weekend.   yes 

Edited by - Owen on 06/20/2021 10:57:35

Jun 20, 2021 - 11:30:32 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

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They gave out orange shirts with a native design last Friday at work for everyone to wear tomorrow for Aboriginal Day.

I have my own Shed Henge. The shadow of the eves lines up like this with the triangle of light perfectly lined up with the top window at 3:00pm June 21!

I guess it's eaves for all you spelling B- itchers.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 06/20/2021 11:44:37

Jun 20, 2021 - 11:38:12 AM

12242 posts since 1/15/2005

I'm with you SJ and it is only compounded this fall when we go off daylight savings time!

Jun 20, 2021 - 12:08:29 PM

chuckv97

Canada

58257 posts since 10/5/2013

I liked soccer/baseball weather, and hockey weather as a kid. Solstice meant skool’s almost OUT FOR SUMMER !

Jun 20, 2021 - 1:51:24 PM
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heavy5

USA

1765 posts since 11/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

They gave out orange shirts with a native design last Friday at work for everyone to wear tomorrow for Aboriginal Day.

I have my own Shed Henge. The shadow of the eves lines up like this with the triangle of light perfectly lined up with the top window at 3:00pm June 21!

I guess it's eaves for all you spelling B- itchers.


Bob, That pic reminds me fo the middle European cure for dandruff --- the guillotine 

Hope you have it well fastened !  

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