Jun 20, 2011

Midsummer Blessings

"Up and down, up and down, I will lead them up and down..." Puck - A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

My neices and I went to the labyrinth today, for Midsummer's Eve stroll.  It was a hot & hazy day - perfect for the eve of Summer.

The plants in the area were blooming and the smell of wild roses was in the air.  I noticed that someone had hung Tibetan prayer flags nearby.


And also, on a peach tree, a different kind of prayer/wish flag.  We made similar prayer flags in coloured material for a friend to take to the Spirit Dance that she went to last year.  I've never seen white flags like this strung on a tree.  Peace flags perhaps?


We had a lovely afternoon wandering the area and we made our way to the lakeshore where I had my first dip...with my toes.  The lake is still quite cold because of the cool Spring we've had.


Tonight I've put out a plate of fruit & flowers in the garden for the fae folk.  There are also some clouds rolling in, so I've put out a bowl in case there is some Midsummer rain.  Speaking of moisture, don't forget to wash your face in the morning dew - it is said that Midsummer's morning dew will make you look younger.  I'm up for that!

Wishing you all a blessed Midsummer!

20 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Looks lovely - same to you!!

Cheers!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i need to take a bath in the midsummer's morning dew!

Kallan said...

Happy Solstice!

Lois said...

What a lovely labyrinth! I have such a weakness for labyrinths.

cargillwitch said...

labyrinths are truly magical. beautiful photos!

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, lovely post. If the weatherman is correct, we've some midsummer rain on the way this afternoon just about the time of the solstice. Just to be safe, I left a bowl on my back porch.
Mary

mermaid gallery said...

a dew bath is just what I need!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a beautiful labyrinth! And such a perfect thing to do on Midsummer's Eve. Summer Solstice blessings to you, Rue!

Jeanne said...

Solstice Blessings to you and yours! :0)

Lydia said...

That labyrinth is amazing. Maybe that little flag is actually a wish? I've heard of making a wish while tying a piece of fabric to a tree branch. Blessed Solstice!

Robin Larkspur said...

Blessed Litha to you and yours! How wonderful to have a Labyrinth nearby. Such magic on midsummer's eve!

The Traveler said...

Blessed Solstice! May the wee ones lead you on a merry chase tonight!

Pixie said...

What a wonderful looking place.Pixie x

clairedulalune said...

Oh, I adore labyrinths! they amaze me, I am hoping to go to a garden maze on my summer travels, I can't wait! Happy Summer Solstice to you!

Wizardess said...

What a wonderful day. MidSummer blessings on yer. :)

Eliza said...

Looks wonderful. I watched the film "A Midsummer Nights Dream" the other night, I couldn't sleep :-)

AlphaBetsy said...

What a beautiful place. That labyrinth is amazing. It looks so magical.

Crystalrainbow said...

a beautiful post ty :) blessings to you sweetheart for the summer a beautiful day at the labyrinth how amazing and a toe dip toooo :) blessings x x x

Mina said...

Happy Midsummer to you and yours!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Oh...what a lovely place to honor and enjoy Midsummer! So lucky to have such a great venue nearby! Think I will go watch A Midsummer Night's Dream now! :o)