Bird on a Bare Branch

Attempting to fling a frail song in my little corner of the world

Photo #38 October 15, 2010

Filed under: Pictures — Jen @ 2:24 am

Apparently I read my dates wrong, and the trip to the Isle of Wight was actually in May because here we are for the Summer Solstice.  Typically my least favorite day of the year is December 21 because it’s the shortest and, therefore, darkest day.  But my favorite is June 21 because it’s the longest.  (Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, e.g. Mozambique, in which case it’s reversed.)  No matter where I am on June 21, I make sure I’m outside to enjoy the daylight as long as possible.  I insisted with some housemates and friends in Brighton that we make some sangria and sit on the beach that evening to watch the sunset.


So we sat, all bundled up in our sweaters, huddled together to stay warm, commenting on the fact that we were the only people on the beach apart from a lonely blue tent, watching the sky for rain.  “Jen, how are we going to know when the sun sets if we can’t actually see the sun?” someone asked.  When it finally started to rain, we headed home and enjoyed the rest of our sangria in a warm, dry kitchen.


2 Responses to “Photo #38”

  1. Ghislaine Says:

    I remember that day and how fun it was despite the rain there was later (I think). I do have a little memory to add regarding the tent: it was a couple in their late 50’s, I think (I only remember seeing him), and there was music coming out from the tent. I remember I thought what an amazing thing to do when I’m that age, especially with beloved company.

  2. Jen Says:

    I’m so glad you remember that! I don’t recall that at all. But it adds a lot to the photo. Thanks!

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