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Summer Solstice


Summer Solstice

Ancient Rituals
Midsummer bonfires flicker
Solstice sun through stones

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Time Glass #30 summer solstice photo and prompt

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Summer Solstice

  1. This is lovely!! It is a huge celebration here in Quebec.

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  2. The scene moves around a lot through three lines from rituals to bonfire to the sun.

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  3. An ancient solstice ritual was to build bonfires that night that would flicker, much like the sun between the stones during the day.


  4. Terrific photo Christy

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  5. Thanks, that is the prompt picture though from CDHK, not one of my own. I would love to visit Stonehenge someday.

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  6. Bonfires and sun.. sounds wonderful for the shortest night of the year.

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  7. Great match to a breath-taking photo, DE. Could you imagine seeing that with our eyes? Wow.

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  8. MDH went on a post graduation European vacation in the early 80’s and happened to go to Stonehenge on June 21st. Hawkwind was playing in concert there too. What a trip, both literally and figuratively.


  9. Yeah, YDH was a lucky man for that one. Oh, and now, too, of course. 😉

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  10. Thank you for the re-blogs. I am honored.


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