Monday, June 21, 2010

happy summer solstice!


After a Saturday full of charter bus ride, fire station tour, and food at a local festival, and then a Sunday morning full of Father's Day love, we finished off with the grand finale to our weekend at a Summer Solstice Celebration with our local unschooling group.


We had a lovely afternoon filled with crafting and play...


...wandering green fields, good food, beautiful surroundings.


Into the evening there was more play and conversation and music and fire. It was nice to catch up with a few familiar faces and meet so many new people.

(A loved loved loved drumming!)



After the sun set we lit our lanterns and walked the labyrinth in the dark. Around and around, chanting our wishes for the world.


After marshmallows and burning away any negative things from the past season, we sat by the campfire until tired little boys wanted to go home to sleep.


What a great weekend and a wonderful way to celebrate the solstice.

Summer is here! Happy Summer Solstice!

13 comments:

Eluciq said...

WOW...now that is how to live your weekends...the Solstice Day activities looked like a lot of FUN!

enjoy your peaceful day at home!♥ ♥

Amy Bradstreet said...

Blessed Litha/Summer Solstice, D! That looks like a truly wonderful way to celebrate the arriaval of summer.

Linda said...

It looks like it was a very pleasent day for you and yours...

WOW! I usually pay close attention to this and the winter solstice... I'm getting behind. I can't believe it is here already! We still act like it is spring and usually it is much different by now... thanks for the reminder.

nocton4 said...

Happy Solstice to you, brightest blessings x

Dawn said...

What a great way to welcome the solstice! It looks like a beautiful place that you were visiting.

Crescent Moon said...

That looks like a wonderful weekend. Happy Summer Solstice! I love the borage picture at the top of the page.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Sounds wonderful! Great pics!
we are going to make those same lanterns!

happy day happy solstice!

Lynch Family said...

It was a lovely night. Evie slept until 10:30 this morning!

Yarrow said...

Bonfires, drumming and crafting, sounds like our solstice. Happy Summer Solstice. Blessings.

Joy said...

What a wonderful weekend! Looks like so much fun. We're celebrating our solstice at the beach this year. Happy Solstice!

Francesca said...

What a nice way to celebrate and end the longest day of the year!

Wendy said...

Wonderful! Sounds like a great celebration. Like Linda, the solstice sort of snuck up on me this year. I can't believe it's almost July!

Stephanie said...

Looks like the perfect celebration to me! It had everything!!
I still want a formal one - though I haven't had the time, yet! (Maddie's birthday and cousins visiting and all.)