Stonehenge, usually a place of pilgrimage, will stand solitary and silent today, despite it being the summer solstice.
It’s the most popular place for Pagans to celebrate the longest day because it famously aligns to the solstices.
The rising sun only reaches the middle of the stones one day of the year when it shines on the central altar.
The summer solstice (read more here) takes place as one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the sun and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky, ensuring the longest period of daylight in the year.
You can watch last year’s sunrise at Stonehenge here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUemGLomFI
It’s rather beautiful.
Whilst I don’t mind bare feet and a few flowers in my hair, personally on the summer solstice, I prefer a G&T in the garden!
Like many others, we’ll also be celebrating Father’s Day (read more here) tomorrow in the garden.
I’ve had the usual conundrum about what to buy for my husband from the children and for my own dad. Luckily, I found chocolate and some very lovely hand-made soap in our local farm shop – rather apt, I thought.
Keep safe and well everyone, and happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there. You’re doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.