Friday, June 17, 2016

Gather ye rosebuds...

In the 17th Century, the poet Robert Herrick penned these words:

Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may
Old time is still a flying.
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

Ah, yes, the poem to the virgins to make the most of the day. So, once in a while something magnificent comes along to help Herrick along the way.

On Monday, June 20, we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice and the full moon in June (also known as the Strawberry Moon). Most of the folks who know me recognize the fact that I love the celebration of the Solstice whether it be summer or winter. I usually have a gathering or a campfire, and this year I am celebrating with both.

On Monday evening I will be having a solstice fire in my back yard. The event starts at 8:30 and runs until...well, until the faeries come out to play. Everyone is welcome as my garden gate swings wide.

Please bring a poem or a song or bring friendship. (It would also be handy to bring a chair as my supply is quite limited.) If you have rose petals, well, all the better! See you Monday evening at the House of the White Picket Gardens.

My campfire this past week!