30 June 2018 Sunshine

Good morning to you.  Least it’s morning yet here as I write to you.  How are you?  I hope you are well in your where and when.  My drawing today lead me to the word sunshine and I found some interesting things.  We are never too young or too old to learn something new.  To find another way to appreciate the gift that is this life….this earth.   Sending you love, hugs and lots of positive vibes through these cords, wires and electric flares.

The world will be balanced when we are balanced.
Tarthang Tulku

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S U M M E R = 89/17/8/4/2/1

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S O L S T I C E = 102/3 cycle (of course!)

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S U N S H I N E = 108/10/1

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/indepth/hello-sunshine-thousands-flock-to-stonehenge-to-mark-summer-solstice/ar-AAyWS2O I hope Zoie won’t mind me sharing this here.  The pictures are so beautiful and help bring this spiritual experience to folks like me.  Thank you for this article!

Hello sunshine! Thousands flock to Stonehenge to mark summer solstice

Zoie O’brien

Every year the neolithic Wiltshire monument becomes the centre of day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer.

The sun breaks the horizon and shines through the stones at Stonehenge onto crowds of people celebrating the dawn of the longest day in the UK© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The sun breaks the horizon and shines through the stones at Stonehenge onto crowds of people celebrating the dawn of the longest day in the UK Up to 25,000 people attended the 2018 summer solstice at the site, as the sun rose at 4.52am this morning.

Onlookers watched on as the sun came up behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, and rays of sunlight are channelled into the centre of the monument.

a group of people wearing costumes: People play drums while wearing colourful attire an as the sun rises at behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People play drums while wearing colourful attire an as the sun rises at behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle It is believed that solstices have been celebrated at Stonehenge for thousands of years.

a person talking on a cell phone: A tattooed woman with dreadlocks leans on her staff gazing into the skyline wearing a colourful jacket and bold jewellery for the occasion© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A tattooed woman with dreadlocks leans on her staff gazing into the skyline wearing a colourful jacket and bold jewellery for the occasion

The event has long been associated with the Pagan religion, with Druids attending Stonehenge today.

a person wearing a yellow flower: A woman dons a colourful head-dress adorned with bright flowers and red toadstools gets involved in the day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A woman dons a colourful head-dress adorned with bright flowers and red toadstools gets involved in the day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer Jennifer Davies, English Heritage’s head of historic properties for Stonehenge, said: ‘Celebrating summer solstice at Stonehenge is a fantastic occasion for friends and families to come together to mark the longest day of the year in a very special place.

a person wearing a hat: Revellers participate in the summer solstice at Stonehenge (pictured). The annual festival attracts hundreds of people to the 5,000-year-old stone circle to mark the longest day in the northern hemisphere© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Revellers participate in the summer solstice at Stonehenge (pictured). The annual festival attracts hundreds of people to the 5,000-year-old stone circle to mark the longest day in the northern hemisphere ‘This year, we hope that even more people will choose to either share lifts or use public transport, and help reduce the number of cars and the amount of CO2 emissions in the World Heritage Site.

a view of a sunset: People get up with the rising sun on Calton Hill in Edinburgh for the summer solstice as today marks the longest day of the year© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People get up with the rising sun on Calton Hill in Edinburgh for the summer solstice as today marks the longest day of the year

‘As its guardians, it is our job to look after Stonehenge and everyone who visits here.

‘We therefore ask people to please respect the stones and bring only small bags with you.

a group of people sitting in the grass: Thousands were at Stonehenge to make the annual occasion, many wearing traditional outfits (pictured). Solstice, from the Latin word sol sistere meaning Sun standstill, marks the longest day of the year as the sun reaches it's furthest point from the equator© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Thousands were at Stonehenge to make the annual occasion, many wearing traditional outfits (pictured). Solstice, from the Latin word sol sistere meaning Sun standstill, marks the longest day of the year as the sun reaches it’s furthest point from the equator ‘Please remember that alcohol is not permitted and help us keep solstice special, so that people will be able to experience midsummer here for many years to come.

‘Bag searches on entry might create slightly longer queues to get into the monument field so please be patient.’

a group of people standing around a fire: Every year the neolithic Wiltshire monument becomes the centre of day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Every year the neolithic Wiltshire monument becomes the centre of day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer Last year, around 13,000 people attended Stonehenge for the summer solstice.

Only small bags will be allowed into the Monument Field and searches will take place throughout the night.

a group of people that are standing in the grass: Onlookers watched on as the sun rose behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, and rays of sunlight are channelled into the centre of the monument© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Onlookers watched on as the sun rose behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, and rays of sunlight are channelled into the centre of the monument Superintendent Dave Minty, of Wiltshire Police, said: ‘Once again we have been working closely with our colleagues at English Heritage and other agencies to ensure your safety at Stonehenge for Summer Solstice 2018.

a group of people flying kites in a field: People gather on the ridge overlooking the Avebury Neolithic henge monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as they wait to see the sun rise© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People gather on the ridge overlooking the Avebury Neolithic henge monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as they wait to see the sun rise ‘Our main aim is to make sure that everyone attending can enjoy the celebration in a safe environment and the policing response at the site will be very similar to last year with officers conducting high visibility patrols.

a person sitting on the grass: On the longest day of the year, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone at Stonehenge in Wiltshire© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On the longest day of the year, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ‘Armed officers will be attending again this year to further enhance site security but this remains a precaution only and is not in response to any specific threat.’

a large stone building with a grassy field with Stonehenge in the background: The neolithic Wiltshire monument is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The neolithic Wiltshire monument is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset A 40mph speed limit was implemented on the A303 near Stonehenge to assist traffic flow, with lay-bys closed and the dual carriageway reduced to a single lane.

A temporary pedestrian crossing was also installed near the Stonehenge Cottages for people walking from Stonehenge Road in Amesbury.

a group of people holding wine glasses: People of all religions enjoy the summer solstice although it is widely associated with paganism© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People of all religions enjoy the summer solstice although it is widely associated with paganism Gareth Price, Highways England’s emergency planning officer for the south west, said: ‘We are anticipating traffic volumes to increase around the event, and our aim is to keep the Highways England network running while keeping road users safe and informed.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: First, a selfie: Men and women clamber on the ancient stones to take pictures before the sunrise© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited First, a selfie: Men and women clamber on the ancient stones to take pictures before the sunrise ‘The traffic management will be in place for safety and to keep disruption to a minimum, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, plan their journeys and allow plenty of time.’

Summer Solstice Timelapse Stonehenge 2017 (the one I saw for 2018 wasn’t timelapse and not that fun to watch)

 

http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/national/16323497.More_sunshine_ahead_as_roads_melt_and_hosepipe_ban_begins_in_Northern_Ireland/Excerpt – guess North Texas isn’t the only place getting a heat wave right now!  I was curious about this because of my wondering what a hosepipe ban was lol.  Same as here – unless we water on designated days, we can only water with handheld garden hose.  29th June

More sunshine ahead as roads melt and hosepipe ban begins in Northern Ireland

Press Association 2018

Roads melted, train tracks reached 49C (120.2F) and a hosepipe ban came into force as the UK basks in the scorching heatwave.

The first hosepipe ban began in Northern Ireland at 6pm on Friday, with plenty more hot sunshine forecast for the coming days.

Northern Ireland Water said demand was outstripping supply, leaving them with no option but to bring in the ban in order to save water.

Elsewhere across the UK consumers are being urged to take simple steps to reduce the amount of water they use.

The meaning of the term “sunshine law” was unfamiliar to me.  When I put sunshine in my search engine, the phrase came up a lot in regards to business. 

Sunshine laws are regulations requiring openness in government or business. Sunshine laws make meetings, records, votes, deliberations and other official actions available for public observation, participation and/or inspection.

Sunshine Laws – Investopedia

www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sunshinelaws.asp

 1033am – this drawing was following the sunshine theme so had to add it to the post.  I surprised myself with drawing the sun in the form of a flower.  I hadn’t thought of doing that before.

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