This installment of Friday Fotos honors the winter solstice, one of my favorite days of the year. Actually it’s only one my favorites because the day after the solstice is more of a favorite. That’s because the 22nd of December is just a smidge longer. Oh it’s not longer by much. Not even noticeable, only a moral victory really. But when it comes to this annual celestial gift it’s the thought that counts; the thought that we’ve taken the first step on the homestretch towards summer.
I know, it would be more appropriate to post images of winter but this is a celebration of the impending summer (okay fine, distant summer). I don’t do winter, not well anyway. I’m not a fan. My feeling is, there’s a reason that they call it the bleak midwinter. I’m older and I get cold and cranky (Cora would say cranky-ER). There should be some winter images in the offing but today I’m celebrating winter solstice and the coming of summer with more images taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on a very hot Saturday in June.
I’m fully aware that it’s not even Christmas yet and there’s so much more to come before summer; New Years, the Super Bowl, the three ring, train wreck, dumpster fire that’s the presidential primary season and the beginning of baseball. So much time to go but I’m ready to break out the patio furniture and grill some burgers. Only problem with that is that for the next four months or so it’s going to be raining like a bastard (as my dear dad would say).