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Today is the Summer Solstice or commonly known as the longest day. It's another beautiful day of sunshine here so total darkness will fall overnight.
Due to a bout of insomnia last night, I was up and around at 2.45am. The sky was a lightish royal blue and conveyed much more light than a full moon. It would have been perfectly safe to walk in unlight places. By 3.30am I could have quite comfortably read a book outside if I'd had the inclination, which I hasten to say I did not.
As one dear friend said to me on the telephone earlier, "Do you know it's the longest day? It's all downhill from now you know." She's not particularly a pessimist but a keen and skillful gardener.