Silent Sunday….. Mid Summer

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Summer Solstice

Mid summer….  the official time scale for the UK is, today the 20th June at 11.32pm.

Hard to think at times, that half the year has already vanished….. and just think, its now all down hill to Christmas.

Always found it strange that summer, has in reality only just begun, and officially its Mid summer with the best of summer yet to come.

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Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2021

  

 

 

Good Morning….. a new day post Solstice

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Dawn at Barns Ness,  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

A rather fiery sunrise on the East Coast of the Scottish Borders.  Barns Ness Lighthouse has stood guard over this  stretch of the North Sea coast for many years.  Duties done for the night it is ready to welcome the first morning after the Summer Solstice.

No doubt all over the world, people will have been celebrating  the arrival of the solstice sunrise on mid summers day.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Summer Solstice……..

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Sundown, Mid Summer, above the Arctic Circle north of Iceland

Today,  here in the UK, at precisely 21.44  on the  the 20th June, it is the Summer Solstice 2020.  Mid  summer already.  Yep, despite all the trauma of the year to date the solstice has come round again, and all far too quickly…… I must work out just where all this time has vanished to.

To celebrate the passing of the Solstice, and as the time does vary a little over the world, I might just welcome you tomorrow  with a Sunrise

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Nearly Half Way……..

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Midnight.  Loch Greshornish , Isle of Skye, Scotland

A few years ago we were on the Isle of Skye.  Mid summers eve was approaching, and as we had been enjoying a series of evenings, when the sun only briefly vanished below the horizon, I was hopeful that I would get a mid summer sunset on the actual day.

I did though have a premonition, that after such a great but short run of good weather, and being on Scotland’s West Coast, that our luck could run out.

It did.   Rain came heading in from the Atlantic.  So I was rather pleased that I had managed to get this shot, shortly before midnight, a couple of  evenings before Mid Summer.

Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Mid-Summers Day….the Solstice

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An Arctic Summer Sunset

Taken a few years ago, I thought that this image of the sun going down at mid-summer over the Arctic Circle would make a fitting statement to honour the Summer Solstice.

Halfway through the year already…but maybe the best is yet to come.

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2018