Thursday, June 21, 2007
There they were ~ still on this Summers Solstice
The vigil began last evening @ 8:45 p.m. Of the 6 buds on the Night-blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus Epiphyllum oxypetalum. Possibly because the weather was cooler these past two days the blooms lasted until this morning. What a thrill that was and at the time of this posting the blooms remain fully opens. Temperatures here not yet in the 60’s! In 2007, summer begins June 21, 2:06 P.M. EDT the Longest Day of the year All of this plus the Queen of the Night~ brought to mind more Shakespeare in the Midsummer Night’s Dream. June’s solstice is known as midsummer, and Midsummer's Day is 24 June, three or four days after the solstice itself). Latin for sun stands still, in astronomy; either of the two points on the ecliptic that lie midway between the equinoxes (separated from them by an angular distance of 90°).