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.
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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
Every year the neolithic Wiltshire monument becomes the centre of day-long celebrations to mark the official start of summer.
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.
It is believed that solstices have been celebrated at Stonehenge for thousands of years.
The event has long been associated with the Pagan religion, with Druids attending Stonehenge today.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’
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.
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.
‘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.
‘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 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.
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.
‘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)
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.