Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Welcoming the Long, Hot, Summer

The peerless Ada Louise Huxtable captures my feeling about summer:

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.

Summer is a state of mind. It’s the living definition of sultry. It’s carrying A Sun Also Rises around in your head and keeping Pimm's Cup at the ready for guests at all times. It’s daring sundresses and city searsucker suits.

And it all arrives at 2:06 p.m. on June 21, the 2007 summer solstice. Photgraph © Andrew Dunn, 21 June 2005.