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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, the first day of summer, was Tuesday, June 21, which is celebrated by some cultures around the world. In the northern hemisphere, the sun has traveled along its northernmost path in the sky. In the southern hemisphere this is the first day of winter as the sun is at the lowest point in the sky.

Solstice comes from a Latin word, from sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped). Summer ends on Thursday, September 22.


Temperatures have been excessively hot around the world this summer. Conditions like heat stroke can be a concern. When we sweat we lose mineral salts, which can affect the use of our muscles.

Obviously, we must drink enough water to prevent dehydration. Seasoned fruits and vegetables can replace the mineral salts. Using sunscreen is important. A tan is nice, but think about the long term effects as skin cancers are common. I like summer but still look forward to the beautiful colors of autumn.

Kenny Chesney - Summertime


Summer fatigue is not a joke

Sweat with exercise is so tough

Stay in the shade when you can

Walking a distance is so rough

Try a good afternoon nap today

Instead of lying on the beach

A suntan looks good for sure

Use sunscreen they do preach

Heat stroke can be a bad risk

Drinking water we must do

As dehydration is bad news

You are the one to protect you

A summer of love we would like

Life doesn’t always work that way

Family picnics can be a lot of fun

A game of baseball we could play


Summer is over in a few weeks

Stay hydrated with some ice tea

Sit on the veranda in a lounge chair

Enjoy the view of all that you see

Fruits and vegetables are abundant

Watermelon tastes so very delicious

Any melon is a nice afternoon snack

My love of summer is not fictitious

Good times we had all summer long

Another summer coming to an end

We’ve enjoyed the season once again

It is kind of like losing a good friend

Thomas Rhett - Slow Down Summer

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