Early this morning, the Summer Solstice passed us by here down under. This marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is all the way down hill now until the Winter Solstice hits in June. Our first sunflower is massive and beautiful with a few more to bloom in the next few weeks. We also picked all of the ANZAC Peaches tonight, and they taste absolutely delicious. I have never had a peach quite like it!
When people were more connected to the land and in tune with the Earth, it marked the beginning of the Summer season, but now for some reason, here in Australia we begin Summer on the 1st of December. I realise that the equinox and the solstice were marked by pagan ceremonies, but I am unsure of their origin and why we changed the dates of the seasons.
If anyone knows why, please leave a comment. I am not up for a round of research on Google tonight.
Solstice blessings to you and yours.