Tuesday, June 22, 2010

the longest

In celebration of the longest day of the year, I took a short walk around my neighborhood last evening between 9 and 9:30pm to enjoy the very last bit of daylight; here's a bit of what I saw. I find I'm more acutely tuned in to sound as it gets darker. Particularly, I notice the constant sound of the waves at night like no other time of day.

Did you do anything special to acknowledge the summer solstice? Happy Tuesday!

14 comments:

Yiota said...

The first picture is magical! It's like the flowers are floating in the air! Gorgeous!

Sammi said...

It looks beautiful, I love your pictures.

Summer Solstice was so warm here, and looked fantastic.

Frau said...

Gorgeous pictures...last year we were in Olso Norway...it never got dark. Beautiful place....but one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Barbara said...

Well, if I was a druid......

Francesca said...

We were out there too, just enjoying the special day.

KPiep said...

I never celebrate the solstices..although I often think I should change that.

The weather is so miserably hot and humid here that it's just not that much fun right now.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Barbara: Growing up in Alaska we had a solstice parade that involved everyone - druids, christians, jews and otherwise :)

Purple Flowers said...

Love your photos!

Vanessa said...

In France and Germany, I've become used to having la fĂȘte de la musique to mark the solstice and I love that, wandering through the streets with all these different rhythms. Although being out by the water sounds wonderful too.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Stunning, Lecia. Want to share any camera tips for getting such crisp photos in low light?
Nicola

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you Nicola. The photos are crisp in low light because of the quality of the lens I used - 85L - and because the sensor of the camera has relatively low noise. Prime (not zoom) lenses tend to be higher quality and will produce a better quality image. Fred Miranda (www.fredmiranda.com) is a source to check out for used lenses.

Mariel Torres said...

these pictures are so lovely!

Just Sweet Love said...

every one of these pictures are gorgeous! amazing!

Pascalou said...

I love your sea...
!-)
Beautiful pictures...