Summer solstice is the day the Northern Hemisphere is closest to the sun and we have the longest daylight hours of the year.

The sunrise was slightly earlier yesterday, but the sunset will be later for a few days each day from now, so it evens out.  It’s all about wobble.  Trust me, I read it somewhere.

Today’s summer solstice

I got up to see the dawn today.  All in honour of #30DaysWild

I haven’t seen a dawn solstice for some time, partly due to cloud cover!

But I had to get up anyway to drive to the Midlands (to play golf), so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone (a very wild act of wildness) and turn it into an opportunity.  Fortunately I will be driving away from the rising sun, so it should be a pleasant drive: out of Norfolk, across the Fens, into the bustle of the Midlands, and negotiate a few huge motorway interchanges before finding my way to the very pleasant golf course.  They have a flock of guineafowl there.

summer solstice guineafowl

That’s about as wild as it gets, but the guineafowl seem pretty happy there.  They don’t seem to mind the golfers, anyway.

Guineafowl picture from the Happy Chicken Coop.

That’s today’s contribution to #30DaysWild.  It’s getting more difficult but there’s not long to go now.


Summer Solstice 21st June #30DaysWild
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4 thoughts on “Summer Solstice 21st June #30DaysWild

  • 21 June, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Summer Solstice was my first thought this morning as well. Nice to see we’re on the same page this morning. 😁

    About those Guineafowl? My family lived on a farm when I was young and among our several breeds of poultry were a small flock of them. I think their calls are pretty wild, so they fit right in with your theme this week. 👍

  • 21 June, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    No solstice sunrise here. The summer fog pattern is in full swing, so no sun at all. It helps me feel better about moving.

  • 21 June, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Wow, look at those guinea fowl! They look huge. Are they good eating, too? Now that I’m writing about the Pilgrims, I’m looking at everything with leg and feathers as food!

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