Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Summer Solstice 2009

It’s a very special day, this day with the longest amount of daylight – the Summer Solstice. There are too many people with all kinds of theories linking them firstly to the Summer Solstice and secondly to Stonehenge – so be careful and wise when researching into either of these particular subjects.

My thoughts are that the most important thing for man is a calendar probably followed by a clock. Stonehenge shows the divisions of the year – the most important ability for knowing when to sow seed and when to harvest. Of showing when the shortest amount of daylight is and when the longest amount of daylight lies. So I believe that Stonehenge was constructed solely as a calendar …

3 comments:

Petula said...

Very interesting.

artbytomas said...

It was interesting to read a bit more about that day which is not only widely celebrated in my country as Jonines but also the name-day of my brother.

Not John Chow said...

I agree with you that it is a calendar but, the planting and harvesting of the crops must have often had a feeling of spirituality.