Monday, June 21, 2010

What? Summer Solstice already?

For your Summer Solstice 2010 reading pleasure, I give you

my Summer Solstice post from 2009

and also

my Summer Solstice post from 2008

because I wouldn’t want to have to work too hard in all this heat

and all this light

which is the whole point.

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, we will now have a group sing.

All together, now:

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med

And springþ þe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
Lhouþ after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel þu singes cuccu;

Ne swik þu nauer nu.


Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!

There now. Don’t you feel better?

And for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere who are currently experiencing mid-winter, bleak or otherwise, and who may prefer a little eye candy to all this singing (hi, Katherine), I give you Paul Newman, who won the Best Actor Award at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Long Hot Summer:


  1. I've never been happier ;-) Thank you! Thank you! And thank you again!

  2. Ooo, I like the new look! Very fresh and clear and summery (if that's a word). Makes Mr Newman look even better. Why I've returned you ask? Well... isn't it obvious ;-)

  3. Hey! What's with the new blog design dude? Have you become some kind of computer nerd? I'm starting a petition to bring back the old design. I've already gathered a few names...
    Paul Newman (deceased)
    Johnny Cash (deceased)
    Gene Hobgood(Mayor of Canton, Georgia)
    Ellie Brague
    Scott Wood
    Dean Floyd
    Jeff Lance
    Scott C. Price
    Amelia Rose
    Patricia A. Tanner
    Barry Obama (Grrrrr!)