I did not realize that yesterday was the summer solstice until I was in the grocery store and the checkout clerk wished me a "happy solstice". You have to realize that summer solstice is a big deal in Seattle, almost like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. When I was looking for "solstice" images on Wikimedia, I found that probably 90% of them were pictures of the famous solstice parade in the Fremont section of Seattle. I chose one of this year's colorful images to wish you all a "happy solstice", too!
Summer for us, winter for those of you on the other side of the equator - in any case, it's hard to believe that the year is half over!
[Photo from one of our local newspapers]