One of the enjoyable aspects of living at 52 degrees of latitude is that it stays light until late in summer. I was lucky enough to sit in front of where we live and listen to a bird singing and to look at sky still light. I looked at the trees abundant with leaves, and for a moment remembered the same view in winter. I looked at the beautiful flowers my daughter waters every day, and was grateful for her diligence. No wonder people have celebrated mid-summer for thousands of years. I think of everyone I know in he southern hemisphere as their winter solstice approaches, and how the seasons are such a significant part of your life.

Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

One thought on “Mid-summer”

  1. That’s very true Andrew and very poetic to boot!
    Having lived in India for 4 years ( about 7 seasons per year) and before that Madrid for 11 years (1 season ,ok maybe 2/3 per year) I have enjoyed the changing seasons that we have in Britain and the vast differences and influences the sun can have from such a long way off. Please enjoy the even longer days for another week or so.
    Cheers Iain

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