#20 summer solstice 2012

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Due to the fact that 2012 is a leap year today is really the longest day of the year, but in my mind this is a 21 day project so there is still one day left.... Yesterday the heat kicked in and today it built into that incredible oppressive wave of humidity that is summer in Virginia. I was not in the swing of summer mode. I turned on the ac and we hosted a luncheon for the members of the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club who came to see my pots and studio. They brought the food. We provided the plates and the place and I think they ate it up in every sense of the term. When it came time to water the garden in the fading light I realized I forgot to take a photo for today. So I reached back in our archive to a tulip poplar moment before June began.

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"I wanted to stay as I was
still as the world is never still,
not in midsummer but the moment before
the first flower forms, the moment
nothing is as yet past--"
-- Louise Gl├╝ck, opening lines to "The Doorway", in The Wild Iris

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