Solstice Party

The longest day of the year inspires many things … photography, mass yoga gatherings, 5k races, dances, and parties.  My friends held a Solstice Party, a wonderful celebration of summer, family, and friends.

We enjoyed great food and drink in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Children played, adults laughed, and everyone danced, waving sparklers and glow sticks around with abandon.  All this and a lovely garden tour, too.

I wish I could say that I had taken photos to capture all those moments, but it’s hard to dance and shoot pics at the same time.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy these, taken earlier in the evening.

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And in the Fairy Garden, for Boomdee 🙂


Piano on Solstice

While most of the photos from the Solstice Party on Friday were taken outside, this one was shot while I was inside getting a glass of sangria.  Something about the light on the keys and the lovely wood …


More photos coming later!

One Hour on the Bike

In just one hour after work, I was able to ride the motorcycle from the river …




to the farm …


to the woods.


Not a bad way to spend an hour!

Prepping for the Bike Trip

My annual solo trip is just 2 months away and the new bike has been in the shop getting ready for the road!  It was due for it’s first check up at 1400 miles, but I also had the guys add highway pegs and a heat deflector.

 Since I couldn’t be on the bike, I pulled out the camera (ha! when don’t I pull out the camera?)



I loved the shadows of the leaves on the bark of  this weeping cherry tree (is that the playboy bunny I see?)



This one is with flash …


and this one without.  Which do you prefer?


Not a bad way to spend the evening!