SUMER IS ICUMEN IN, or the sunny side up of today’s summer solstice.
I am totally convinced that ye olde English learned how to spell and write the same way kids in kindergarten and pre-school learn how to write today … by sounding out the words and writing what they hear. (Hopefully, they’ll learn how to spell correctly before they reach college, because spell check will never save them.)
[back on topic]
Today was the summer solstice (aka. the first day of summer) in the northern hemisphere where West Walnut Manor is located. That means also means today was supposed to be the longest day of the year for sunlight. The sun supposedly came up at 5:15 locally. I can’t verify this because no one in their right mind gets up at 5:15 on a Saturday morning. And it won’t set until 8:29 CDT this evening … in total yielding 15 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
In the back the petunias are blossoming out all over the deck.
And that’s how my garden is growing on the first day of summer.