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It’s at nights like this that I realize I live in the land of the midnight sun. Looking at the watch rather than at how dark it is outside determines bedtime.
Happy Midsummers Eve!
Posted at 02:00 AM in In the Garden | Permalink
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Beautiful photo and awesome country! Happy Midsummers Eve! Have a very special celebration :)
June 21, 2013 at 02:18 AM
I love this time of year. The grass looks great.
June 21, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Yes the grass is looking good!
I am a reader in Zurich but I'm American and from Alaska specifically :-) So Midsummer is near and dear to my heart. It's at this time of year that I get especially homesick :-)
June 21, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Hurdant är det att fira juhannus i Svierige? Är det samma än här i Finland?
June 21, 2013 at 02:32 AM
We had our winter solstice celebration last night, Melbourne, Australia. Have been driving in thick fog till midday! Your garden is beautiful.
June 21, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Libris - Jag har aldrig firat i Finland så jag vet faktiskt inte :).
June 21, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Now THAT is a beautiful lawn! Emerald IS the Pantone color of the year and you have it spot on all over your yard! Such a trend-setter you are, Benita!
And a Happy Midsummer's Night to all! I always feel so Puck-ish when I say that! ;-)
June 21, 2013 at 04:00 AM
I spent a few June days at the Isle of Sky in Scotland once and experienced a night like this. A beautiful, but also a strange feeling if you are not used to it. It was hard to sleep.
June 21, 2013 at 04:38 AM
Wow! That is amazing. Note to self: visit Scandanavia in June!!
Melissa @ HOUSEography |
June 21, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Wow!! That's amazing and beautiful at the same time! I've heard of it from my husband's co-workers (they're Swedes), but I've never seen a picture of it. I had invisioned something totally different ... like really bright, but it's not is it?
Sandy (USA) |
June 21, 2013 at 09:32 AM
The tradition for mid summer's eve is fabulous (I googled) They never told me any of that of course! Did you do any of the traditions? I love the picking of flowers and making a wreath.
Sandy (USA) |
June 21, 2013 at 09:52 AM
kari jo |
June 21, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Benita, in midsummer eve here in Finland people go to their summer houses, barbeque and set bonfires on lakeshores. Eating new potatoes with herrings is one tradition. Sauna is a must.
June 21, 2013 at 06:19 PM
We had a beach yoga session just after sunrise today. Perfecto!
June 21, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Wow! We're in Virginia, 9 pm and we are enjoying a beautiful evening. Not as stunning as yours but we're loving it. You are probably sound asleep by now. Sweet dreams!
Josseline Wood |
June 21, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Hej Benita :)
I was in Stockholm this time last year (my boyfriend and I took some time out from an Australian winter - which yes, does exist!) and found the midnight sun to be amazing. It was such a wonderful experience, to have that much sunlight. We would often go to bed at around 11:00pm, and then wake up due to jet lag at 2:00am - only to find it was light outside! I took a series of photos very much like this one - and then made sure to show all of my friends, and tell them "yes, it was 11:00pm/3:00am when this was taken!". I also found the sunlight itself to have a very different quality in Sweden than in Australia. Over here, in summer the sun is so hot and bright - but in Sweden, it was quite pleasant even during the height of summer!
I'm very jealous, and can't wait for our extra sunlight in another 6 months. I hope you enjoyed your midsummer very much :)
June 22, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I visited Norrbotten several times many years ago. I remember the sun shinning at night and forgetting to go to bed the first few nights. Really loved it.
June 22, 2013 at 04:40 AM
And happy Winter Solstice from Down Under!
Do you experience difficulty in getting to sleep with it being so light outside?
the spectator |
June 22, 2013 at 05:29 AM
Sandy - It's not bright, more of a dusky feeling. I'm not big on the traditions other than eating the pickled herring :).
Libris - Over here tradition is dancing around the may pole, having dinner (gravlax, pickled herring, new potatoes etc) outside. Not much Sauna going on though :).
The Spectator - It can be difficult to sleep but the most difficult part is remembering to go to bed in the first place because it doesn't feel that late :).
June 22, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Crazy! Get it while you can!
June 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM
How wonderful! Although this would be fatal for me, as I never really look at my watch and I would definitely oversleep the next morning, but I do so love being outdoors when it is still light.
Mia Gutierrez |
July 08, 2013 at 07:11 AM
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