21 December 2014

Summer solstice

When we live in cities, we sometimes don't notice the rhythms of the earth and our seasons. Today is the summer solstice here in Australia - the day when the sun's track across the sky reaches its highest point - and commonly called the longest day of the year.

Although my daisy shrub is in full bloom, the flowers appreciate dappled shade that protects them from the full blast of the sun's power. From now on, the minutes of daily sunlight slowly decrease and, for that, my garden and I say thanks.

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