Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Longest Day

How did you spend "the longest day"? From here on out, each day will just get shorter and shorter, until the cycle starts all over again, of course. Yesterday we had 15 hours, 22 minutes, and 7 seconds of daylight. 

It was a perfect day to spend in nature. Lunch was complete with fresh foods of the season: blueberries, strawberries, Rainier cherries, and sweet onions. Fresh and local food is such a delight!

Sudo enjoyed the longest day too. She experienced her first visit to "the woods". She did quite well for a city dog. She loved attacking the pillows on the cabin sofas and took naps on a plaid, wool blanket. Actually, she took her naps burrowed under the wool blanket. She loves to be covered up! Later, she took a very long walk and actually wore herself out and begged to be carried for awhile.

There was a chill in the air and a campfire was welcoming and warming.

The wildflowers of the woods are transitioning into summer flowers. It seems like those plants that bloom with red blossoms don't show up until June. The Indian Paintbrush is lining "Paintbrush Lane" aka the winding road from gate to cabin.

Yesterday there were 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole. We didn't get close to that here, but the day was amazing anyway. How did you spend your longest day?

Happy summer!

Today I am linking up to Bernideen's Tea in the Garden


  1. Oh my...the last pic of the wildflowers is gorgeous..How beautiful nature is for us...Your cabin area looks like a wonderful getaway..Sudo is a skinny little thing...I can see why she loves the covers..she is precious.. Enjoy your time at the cabin.. Blessings!

  2. Such a pretty place you get to call your own. Sudo looks perfectly content and I'd love a dog who enjoyed a nice nap. You've made me realize that it is our longest day. For the tenth year or more in a row, it has been overcast. Oh well. maybe we'll have a sunny second longest day.

  3. I love this time of year when the days are long. We are located on our time zone such that the sun sets WAY after 9:00.

  4. In the evening I was sitting outdoors enjoying the evening light until 9PM. What total delight that was. How I would love seeing your paintbrush flowers and little Sudo is so very cute. I also love Rainier cherries and wishing they were so expensive in the store, but on occasion I just can't resist. They are such a treat.

  5. Hello La Tea Dah...The fruit all looks great. Did you say onions? Do you mix the onions with the fruit? Hmmmmm. Wondered about that. Hope you have a terrific week. Susan

  6. Your dog is so cute. I am familiar as we have a dog track here and many people adopt them. I love your available fruits and vegetables and so want to have a real garden myself. This is a very sweet posting!

  7. I enjoyed your picture of the wildflowers.

  8. Sounds like a perfect day to me. Perfect for the longest day! Sudo looks like an advert for Ralph Lauren very posh! The wildflower photo is gorgeous I want to just step inside it.


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