Happy Solstice!


The longest day of the year–midsummer, or Midsommar to our local Scandinavian populace.

High Lines/Myron\'s Grove

My annual summer solstice ritual inevitably involves taking a dip in some wild water.  Some years that’s meant Lake Superior, some have been in the incredibly clear and frigid waters of the Middlebury River.  One year, while working on a farm outside Madison, my fellow farmhands introduced me to Mazonomie Beach on the Wisconsin River.

But for the last few years, my solstice dip has been in one of the last remaining stretches of the wild Missouri River.  That’s where we’ll be tonight–enjoying the lengthy sunlit hours of this transition from spring into summer.

Do you have any summer solstice rituals?  I’d love to hear about them.

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