solstice notes

How we honor the sun

We make a fire to burn what is no longer needed
We eat berries fed by the sun
Their sweetness is full of the energy of her light
We provide water to what we’ve planted
Which they drink up gradually

She runs through droplets
Falling joyfully into green grass
And marches barefooted through thickets
And under trees

We surrender to the water
Let it wash over skin
Sink in

Float
Listen
And then
Light the fire.

Hummingbird

Amazingly all 5 of us
are together in the backyard
checking on the
strawberries
so as to not miss
one’s perfect ripeness,

and a humming bird zooms in.

He is here and there
and here again, sampling
each raspberry bloom.

All eyes are on him
including two quite young ones
and four feline.

He comes quite close
to get a particularly appetizing
looking flower.

He stays longer than I
expect him to,
unafraid of us
as we stand still.

And then with a woosh
he is off to his next
adventure

and we go inside
to make our dinner
and eat our strawberries.