Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Weekly Wikems. Summer.

Hello, everyone,
hope all's well with you.

It's Thursday, feeling like writing a wikem?

Although we've had a couple of on-the-cool-side days lately, here in Baltimore summer's definitely upon us.

When I was growing up, my summer would start on June 1st and end on August 31st. And so would summer vacation. No school for three long months. Eternity.

"Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January." - Hal Borland 
(Thanks to The Passive Voice for the quote.)

When does your summer start? Is it Memorial Day? Victoria Day? Summer solstice?..

Let's talk summer today.

Here's your wiki link:


Here's my contribution:

"Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still)." 

"When on a geographic pole, the sun reaches its greatest height, the moment of solstice, it can be noon only along that longitude...For other longitudes, it is not noon. Noon has either passed or has yet to come." 


let me linger here
today, when the sun stands still
till my noon has passed

Looking forward to your wikems.

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer ("Happy")


  1. after reading your GEM of a poem i said, yes, me too;-)
    the summer of life is a fleeting romance...

    You picked one of my favorite words in the English language!


    1. Another cool and rainy day over here...not that I don't like rain, or comfortable temperatures, but it just feels funny - this morning it almost felt like autumn! Oh well, we'll get our heat and humidity soon, I'm sure :)

      Thank you, Janet, heading for your porch.

  2. May we all linger in such peacefulness. A delight for my morning.
    Our weather is similar - we have had sever straight days of unseasonably cool weather and...rain.

    My verse is here:

    1. Hi, Jules.

      "Is it raining in there? It's raining out here, too." - Winnie the Pooh.

      I cannot believe it, but I've had the heat turned on for several days.

      See you soon.

    2. I have been trying not to turn my heat on. I did wear warm PJ's last eve though and doubled up on blankets at night. :)

    3. :-) I turned off the heat this morning, and right now the sun is shining. Enough rain already! I want to get out and dig in the garden...