It rained constantly last week so one hardly noticed that there was an extra long day. There is something so special about the Solstices. They put you in touch with the earth, sky, planets. Now that the days are getting shorter, though only slightly noticeable, I am feeling very in touch with summer. Slow down. Enjoy it. I even took time to "rest my eyes" in the hammock this sunny afternoon. The strawberries are ripe here now ........ so strawberry ice cream pie was just the perfect desert tonight!