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Ways to Reconnect with Nature – The Longest Day

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, this year for us in the Northern Hemisphere it fell today, June 21. As the sun sets tonight – or doesn’t being the nature of the day, it hangs low on the ridge in the distance and as I drove home across the Dava Moor it was behind me. The landscape ahead of me was a patchwork of golds and oranges and the sky was glorious. It was nowhere near dark as I made my way, and as I stopped to soak in the Solstice, Curlews and Oystercatchers called in the sky and it was just flipping awesome!

There is still time to enjoy a glorious sunrise tomorrow morning – or any morning in fact – the sun always rises! Get outside or watch from a window the colours in the evening and look out for young deer taking their first adventures, quietly in the undergrowth and long grass.

Someone said to me today “I find it depressing as it’s all downhill from here to winter” - I couldn’t stop myself waffling about how many glorious long days we still have ahead of us and the sunrise and sets were so worth watching throughout the summer. They kind of swatted me away in the same manner you would an annoying fly...

On the other hand, it seems fitting that considering today is the start of summer I had to put the heating on it was so cold...


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