ladies and gents from the northern hemisphere…:-)

may I have your attention, SVP?… summertime has just landed @ 12:51′- via its flight to the light… 🙂 our sun is the closest star to our planet, even “his” beams are whispering love words to each other… for millennia, self-created God Râ – the master of the year is supposed to have been created humans from “his” tears and “his” divine fire… “he” has reached “his zenith” on this very day of the summer solstice with the same exclamation:”fiat lux!” – let the light come into your hearts and have a fantastic summer! 🙂

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Summer Stars – Carl Sandburg

Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.
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P.S. I spent the day of the summer solstice in Iceland and in Norway, when the sun touches the horizon for a few seconds, and starts to rise up immediately… and in winter, an absolute must-watch – the beautiful northern lights:
https://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/norwegian-and-icelandic-guovssahas-magic-fire-in-the-sky/

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Posted on 21 June 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 57 Comments.

  1. Beautiful flowers and other views too. I like them.

  2. The Sun certainly shines on those beautiful flowers, and gifts them a great radiance. I dont understand the Sun setting in Iceland and Norway and then rising immediately. Afraid I am not astronomically minded. Regards, Ian

  3. Beautiful send-off for summer and the season of light! Thanks Melanie! 🙂

  4. O adevărată simfonie de culori! 🙂

  5. Mélanie, thanks. You always make me think. Great post.

  6. Ciao, Mélanie, bellissimo questo tuo racconto così partecipato. Stupenda la foto in mezzo al campo di gfrano, credo, o orzo? Ciao. Buona serata ovunque tu sia! Un amichevole abbraccio.Osv.

    • ciao e grazie, Osvaldo! questo campo di grano più o meno modificato e nella mia splendida regione… 🙂 salute e una settimana positiva!

  7. Una varietà incredibile di fiori: ortensie, rose, oleandri, etc e una Melanie che si erge in un mare di spighe.

  8. thank you for your wonderful words and the lovely photos!

  9. Hi! Just dropping by to tell you that I have nominated you for a great award. Check out the nomination here (scroll down the page):

    http://thetropicalfloweringzone.com/2014/06/22/magnolia-grandiflora/

    Congratulations and best wishes!
    Maria

  10. Beautiful post, Melanie. The sun at this point is a bit too close to us for comfort… 45°C yesterday! 🙂

  11. Tu m’as rappelé un passage de mon premier roman, Les Dérivantes”:
    Le voici: Extérieur nuit, Sophie couchée quelque part dans la forêt du Québec…

    “Souvent une histoire était liée à l’astre: elle se remémora une légende contée par Cœur d’Ours lorsqu’elle était plus jeune. A son tour, elle l’avait dite à Henriette. Le huron lui avait parlé d’H’UARU que les indiens des plaines célébraient dans leurs mystères. H’UARU était symbolisé par l’épi de maïs qui était un principe féminin. C’était une évocation de la Terre Mère qui est présente dans bien des mythologies. C’était la divinité qui insuffle la vie. Son pouvoir la rendait capable de produire, de procréer. Mais ce pouvoir, elle le tenait d’en haut, elle le tenait du Ciel. Les indiens peignaient en bleu, couleur de l’azur, le blond épi de maïs. Ainsi, le Ciel était venu couvrir la Terre, la rendant apte à engendrer. Les indiens célébraient de la sorte l’union fondamentale ciel-terre, deux éléments parmi les quatre, les deux autres étant le feu et l’eau. Sophie aimait l’image de cette transformation quasi alchimique: la terre rouge des plaines américaines, pulvérulente et fertile, donnant par la magie d’une transmutation sacrée la blondeur dorée du maïs, telle celle de sa chevelure. Elle se sentait impliquée… Et l’épi du maïs était enfin coiffé par la couleur mâle du ciel bleu, ainsi devait-il advenir un jour de sa féminité…” Bon dimanche! Hervé

    • merci, Hervé pour ta belle prose poétique… well, je suis allée dans les bois du Québec, mais je n’ai pas rencontré Cœur d’Ours! 🙂 je viens de passer un dimanche super-agréable… wait and see! 🙂

  12. Belles images… Mélanie aux champs? Mélanie Cérès qui tient dans ses mains les fruits de l’offrande de Ra à Gaïa… C’est optimiste comme un tableau de Monet. Tu n’as pas une Ombrelle? Belles pensées ensoleillées de ma Normandie qui commence enfin a se parer de sa majesté végétale. Hervé

  13. yeseventhistoowillpass

    I’d love to see the Northern Lights… I’m in my company truck as I type this and it’s 8:15 and still way light… Nice! 🙂

    • it’s an absolute must-see, Juanito! simply UNIQUE… we have longer daylight over here, until 22h30’… muchas gracias y hasta proxima! 🙂

  14. BEAUTIFUL flowers! How wonderful to get to witness the beauty of nature. Gracias por siempre compartir tus viajes y experiencias con nosotros. {Abrazos}

  15. Chère Mélanie, C’est mon rêve de passer cette nuit au nord du cercle polaire. Je t’embrasse de Berlin.

  16. No it’s not envy, just admiration. My sense is and understands what man can? I for Floral poetry and I am grateful. I embrace Anna

  17. Merveilleuses fleurs. 🙂

  18. Thanks so much, Melanie! Same to you and yours! Take care. 🙂

  19. À travers tant de «BEAUTÉ», bon et bel été tout entier Mélanie!

  20. A lovely poem for the solstice.

  21. What would summer be without flowers. Your slide show captured the beauty of summer.

    “Honoring the solstice can remind us just how precious each day and season is. We are given the opportunity to honor and appreciate the gift and the possibility of each new day. We can commit to strengthening our sense of being part of nature, not set apart and individual, but interconnected in a larger whole, including the past, present and future. Whether you choose to celebrate the Summer Solstice or not, I wish you happiness, inspiration, enlightenment and divine guidance.” http://reawakenyourdreamer.com/2012/06/summer-solstice-blessings/

    Enjoy every moment of this Solstice day. 🙂

    • 🙂 Thanx, Carol and the same wishes to you! oh, your comment had landed @ spam like others before, because of its link, which reconfirms that WP does screen each comment to prevent spam messages…

  22. A day we have been waiting for. I am going to enjoy every heated moment! 🙂

  23. Yea yea and we have the shortest day. The good thing is our day light is getting long and yours on the better half shorter. 🙂

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