-Tickseed After The Storm, June 20th, 2007, photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
Summer Solstice is tomorrow. At 8 p.m. tonight, the sky bled tornado green and hail the size of baseballs splattered windshields 12 miles south of our cottage on the hill. I walked around the yard with a navy windbreaker over my Canon, shooting sheets of rain that swept in torrents across the road.
On the deck it was dry.
On June 21st at 1:06 p.m., Summer shakes her frilly skirt and paints the garden green. Then 15 hours and 36 minutes of daylight follow in muted, Midwestern tones. Prairie grass cracks depleted skin. The sun explodes with rain.
I let her in.
-Hardy Lily in the Rain, June 20th, 2007, photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
Summer Solstice in Minnesota, Thursday, June 21st, 2007
1:06 p.m., 15 hrs 36 minutes of daylight